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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Leaves are elliptic, one margin is often a little rounder than the other, acuminate, dark green and glossy on the upside. Irvingia gabonensis has edible fruit pulp while that of Irvingia wombolu is bitter and inedible.

Kernels are transported to the North of Nigeria by whole traders see Fig 4and these are also traded internationally to various other countries see Fig. Although they were not planted, their occurrence is high because they were also rarely lumbered. Groundnuts and okra are used similarly in West and Central Africa. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

Domestication of the bush womboli Irvingia spp: This programme utilizes the variability within the species by selecting trees with desirable traits and propagating them, while keeping a broad genetic base.

Irvingia wombolu – Vermoesen.

Irvingia Wombolu Seed Extract

Retrieved from ” https: The examples of Enugu derived savanna and Onne High forest in Nigeria were cited. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used womboluu cooking. The kernels of Irvingia wombolu are considered better than those of other Irvingia spp. Flora of the World.

African Plants – A Photo Guide – Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen

With these, over 1. Small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall; womolu often slightly leaning, up to 80 cm in diameter, with buttresses to 2 m high; bark greyish brown; crown spherical, fairly dense.

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He reported that a large quantity of Irvingia kernels are produced in the State but he never gave figures to back this conclusion up. This paper will attempt to look at the development of a sustainable system for Irvingia from the angle of conservation and production where viable production and conservation are achieved at the same time.

The wood is fairly heavy, it is durable and fairly resistant to termites, but susceptible to powder-post beetles and marine borers. The present effort will definitely reduce the pressure irvongia Nigerias natural forest trees, and the enhancement of product from the high value plantings in fields and compound farms where the resources have been tried out.

Eggs are laid between wombklu testa and cotyledons of the seed or in cracks in the cotyledons. If well dried, it can be stored for more than a year. For the plant genus authored by Ferdinand von Mueller, see Polyscias.

For more information about QR Codes click here. Preparations from the bark are rubbed on to the body to relieve pains and are applied to sores and wounds and against toothache.

The kernels are also made into a cake called ‘dika qombolu or ‘odika bread’ for year-round preservation and easy use[ ]. The seeds are used for making a mucilaginous sauce in cooking[ ].

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Retrieved from irvingla https: An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used in cooking. Citation in web searches. It is adapted to a wider rainfall range than other Irvingia spp. The nutrient values are shown on table 3, for starch, protein and its amino acid content. Once solid, the cake is removed from the container and is ready for use. Forest extractivism is an old enterprise in the forest areas of Nigeria. Ikom, Obubra, Akampa, Odukpani, and Calabar.


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The kernels from the fruit are an important ingredient in cooking and are generally preferred over those of other Irvingia spp. Potentials of some indigenous fruit wo,bolu of Nigeria. Irvingia wombolu is mostly idvingia and protected in cocoa and coffee farms, plantations of annual food crops, and home gardens. Forest people have substantial indigenous knowledge on the quantities of there NTFP in the forests and also on the phenology of production.

Indigenous methods of preserving bush mango kernels in Cameroon. If well dried, it can be stored for more than a year. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Kernels of Irvingia wombolu and related species are widely traded domestically and between countries in West and Central Africa and are exported to Europe. However, DNA analyses indicate that the 2 taxa are genetically distinct and do not irvingja hardly hybridize, even where sympatric. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. This is a QR code short for Owmbolu Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.

There are over non timber forest resources already described Okafor but there are still a lot more. Irvingia wombolu is closely related to and difficult to distinguish from Irvingia gabonensis.

Drawability sliminess and viscosity of soups imparted by the kernels varies between kernels from different trees.