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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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BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Food supplements from dika under the iirvingia “African mango” are marketed for management of body weight. Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingiasometimes known by the common names wild mangoAfrican mangobush mangodika or ivingia.

Irvingia counts 7 species, 6 in tropical Africa and 1 in South-East Asia.

Eyo after Okafor and Okolo and Eka looked at the nutrient values of Irvingia kernels in comparison with other species from Nigeria. If the recommended system are followed it will be possible to get Irvingia kernels to higher levels of international trade and utilization. Irvingia is well know amongst all the sourthern tribes, but its use as food edible fruit and soup thickener has become accepted all over Nigeria, and amongst even tribes that have never seen the tree.

Irvingia species can be found, as earlier said, in the high forests and in transition forest area. The fruit is nearly spherical, green when ripe with a bright orange pulp. Nigeria is the main irfingia country. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.


Irvingia Wombolu Seed Extract

Small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall; bole often slightly leaning, up to 80 cm in diameter, with buttresses to 2 m high; bark greyish brown; dombolu spherical, fairly dense. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. The oil can also be processed further to soap or cosmetics.

The medicinal uses of the various Irvingia wombollu are many, but can hardly be assigned to an individual species[ ]. Irvingia wombolu Irvingiaceae Irvingia wombolu x – 76k – jpg herbaria.

Natural occurrence of Irvingia gabonensis in Africa. Irvingia wombolu Nutrient content of Irvingia kernels Irvingia wombolu Fruits of Qombolu gabonensis bush The fruits are fleshy, green in color but turn yellow when ripe, and oval. Irvingia wombolu Figure 4 x – 40k – gif www.

Irvingia wombolu Figure 6. It does not have a clearly demarcated flowering season, but flowering peaks at the end of the rainy season or beginning of the dry season, while fruiting peaks at the end of irvinga dry season.

Citation in scholarly articles. Trade in Irvingia kernels. Harvesting or collections in the forests are activities of women and children. Flora of the World. The trees are used in agroforestry systems to shade other crops, especially cocoa and coffee.

Young trees are used for making poles and stakes, while branches irvlngia made into walking sticks or thatched roof supports. This is very important where resource poor farmers are involved and whose diet revolves mainly around starchy foods such as those made from cassava and yams Discorea species etc. Irvingia wombolu is mostly propagated by seed, but methods of vegetative propagation have been developed.

Irvingia gabonensis – Wikipedia

Irvingiaceae Fruits originating in Africa African cuisine Edible nuts and seeds Edible thickening agents Nigerian cuisine. Within the high forests areas, many families depend on this enterprise for survival.


Irvingia gabonensis is pollinated by ColeopteraDipteraHymenoptera and Lepidoptera. Madohu, Mobolou, Zokoso, chocolatier, dika, ogbono. Leaves alternate, simple and entire; stipules large, unequal, forming a cone irivngia the bud, caducous, leaving an annular scar on the branches; petiole up to 10 mm long; blade elliptical to obovate, 6.

Irvingia gabonensis Ogbono nuts Scientific classification Kingdom: Irvingia wombolu Plate If well dried, it can be stored for more than a year. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat This country’s dense population and its relatively enhanced economic development has resulted in vast increase in demand for food. This is eaten fresh while the stone is usually split to reveal its kernell: Seed – it has a very short viability of around 1 month and so should be sown as soon as it is ripe[ ].

The timber is moderately difficult to saw or plane and tools irvingoa be kept sharp.

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Forest extractivism is an old enterprise in the forest areas of Nigeria. The development of quality control standards for ogbono Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombolu kernels: The bright yellow then black fruit is an ellipsoid drupe, slightly laterally compressed, 45 – 80mm long and 45 – 50mm wide[ ]. Irvingia wombolu Figure 7. Unlike the pulp of some other Irvingia spp. Views Read Edit View history. The fruits are mostly gathered from the ground around the tree.