Irvingia is a genus of African and Southeast Asian trees in the family Irvingiaceae, sometimes known by the common names wild mango, African mango, bush. Some authorities consider this species to be merely a variety of Irvingia gabonensis. Because of the long history of protection and cultivation, others consider. Irvingia wombolu. Irvingiaceae. Vermoesen. LOCAL NAMES. English (bitter bush mango). BOTANIC DESCRIPTION. Irvingia wombolu is a tree to m tall.

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Cities have started using them to shade streets, as shelter belts, or for beautification.

The fruits are mostly gathered from the ground qombolu the tree. This country’s dense population and its relatively enhanced economic development has resulted in vast increase in demand for food. The kernels are used to treat diabetes[ ].

Irvingia wombolu is a TREE growing to 20 m 65ft by 20 m 65ft at a slow rate.

Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen

All plant pages have their own unique code. The children and women eombolu restricted to the compound farms and to near village forests where they make daily runs to collect fruits from specified trees.

Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingiasometimes known by the common names wild mangoAfrican mangobush mangodika or ogbono. The stone is woody and contains one seed.

Irvingia wombolu – Useful Tropical Plants

The examples of Enugu derived savanna and Onne High forest in Nigeria were cited. The present irvinggia reports their extraction from Nigerian forests, and discuss, potentials for their sustainable production.


In its native range it is found cultivated with other crops in farm systems[ ]. Groundnuts and okra are used similarly womgolu West and Central Africa. The pulp of the fruit of Irvingia wombolu is bitter and slimy and is occasionally added to soups as thickener. Irvingia wombolu Irvingiaceae Irvingia wombolu x – 76k – jpg herbaria. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique Food and Agriculture Organization.

The domestication of dika is in its early stages. It is hardy to zone UK From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A leaf extract is used as a febrifuge[ ]. The nutritive value of the kernels per g edible portion is: He reported irvvingia these varieties in flowering and fruiting Table 3but it is now known Ujor pers comm.

The wood is fairly heavy, durable, and resistant to termites but susceptible to powder-post beetles and marine borers. Retrieved 30 June Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 1 An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used in cooking.

The wood is fairly heavy, it is durable and fairly resistant to termites, but susceptible to powder-post beetles and marine borers.

Retrieved from ” https: Irvingia wombolu is closely related to and difficult to distinguish from Irvingia gabonensis. These non-timber forest resources are sourced through seasonal extraction from the forests. There are 62 citation in scholarly articles related to Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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The subtly aromatic nuts are typically dried in the sun for preservation, and are sold whole or in powder form. The residue obtained after separation from the fat is suitable for processing in the food industry[ ]. The trees are used in agroforestry systems to shade other crops, especially cocoa and coffee.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Fruit consisting of 3 distinct layers skin, flesh and stone seed.

The kernels are then dried in the sun or on bamboo drying racks over the fireplace in the kitchen[ ]. There are 1 news article citations wombou to Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen. Citation in news articles. Drawability sliminess and viscosity of soups imparted by the kernels varies between kernels from different trees. Wombolh wombolu occurs in dryland forest with more than mm annual rainfall. Nigeria is a densely populated country with a population of about million people. Management includes pruning, fertilization and harvesting gathering and picking.

The bright yellow then black fruit is an ellipsoid drupe, slightly laterally compressed, 45 – 80mm long and 45 – 50mm wide[ ]. Despite the importance of our forests, Forests in Nigeria are under great pressure.