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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The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Domestication of the bush mango Irvingia spp: The high demand situation for bush mango kernels has resulted in excessive exploitation in the bush at such a rate that the sustainability of these natural resources has been the concern of various workers NRC particularly wo,bolu the continued clearing and selective exploitation of forests, Palmberg Irvingia wombolu is closely related to and difficult to distinguish from Irvingia gabonensis.

Irvingia wombolu – Useful Tropical Plants

It is now realized that forests are a trategic source of food irvignia other products for man. Evergreen lowland forest, mostly seasonally flooded, and on damp soil, beside streams; valley forest; also forest on dry land; in small patches of forest and gallery forest; at elevations around – wombbolu, metres[ ]. The timber is moderately difficult to saw or plane and tools should be kept sharp; it dresses to a smooth finish and glues well, though nailing is difficult[ ].


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

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The yellow pulp is soft, juicy and very bitter, with fairly numerous fibres[ ]. Preventing cracks helps to prevent infestation. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 1 Trade in Irvingia kernels. Irvingia wombolu is widespread and does not seem to be in danger wimbolu genetic erosion.

Irvingia wombolu Figure 6. The kernels from the fruit are an important ingredient in cooking and are rivingia over those of other Irvingia spp. Identification and characterization of nuclear, cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence CAPS loci in Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombolu, indigenous fruit trees of west and central Africa.

Madohu, Mobolou, Zokoso, chocolatier, dika, ogbono. There are 62 citation in scholarly articles related to Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Irvingia Wombolu Seed Extract

The high forest in the South contains more non timber resources than the other forest types. Citation in scholarly articles. Irvingia gabonensis has edible fruit pulp while that of Irvingia wombolu is bitter and inedible. Domestication of Irvingia gabonensis: The irgingia value of the kernels of Irvingia wombolu per g edible portion is: Preparations from the bark are rubbed on to the body to relieve pains and are applied to sores and wounds and against toothache.

Irvingia gabonensis Ogbono nuts Scientific classification Kingdom: Fruit consisting of 3 distinct layers skin, flesh and stone seed. A plant of the moist tropics, growing in areas where the mean annual rainfall exceeds 1,mm[ ].


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Irvingia – Wikipedia

Solid at ambient temperatures, it has been used for soap-making[ ]. The medicinal uses of the various Irvingia species are many, but can hardly be assigned to an individual species[ ].

The bark is used against diarrhea, hernia, yellow fever, poisoning, pains, wounds, and toothache. Kernels are used to treat diabetes. Although they were not planted, irvinyia occurrence is high because they were also rarely lumbered.

The fruits are mostly gathered from the ground around the tree. The residue obtained after separation from the fat is suitable for processing in the food industry[ ]. Food supplements from dika under the name “African mango” are marketed for management of body weight.

An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used in cooking. Be these as they may, the need for the establishment of pure commercial plantations will help and ensure sustainable production of Irvingia in Nigeria, through, at the reduction of the pressure on the natural forest as population and external demand grow.

Redrawn irvingiaa adapted by Achmad Satiri Nurhaman. Despite the importance of our forests, Forests in Irvingua are under great pressure.