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 pulp of the fruit is very bitter and slimy, but it is occasionally added to soups as thickener[ ].

The flowers are pollinated by Insects. Click on “show more” to view them.

Flowers are pollinated by insects. The wood is hard and therefore used for heavy construction work as making ships’ decks or railway ties.

The oil is extracted by boiling the ground kernels and then scooping off the oil from the top of the water[ ]. Agbor also reported on an economic assessment of Irvingia gabonensis, in Cross River State in Nigeria. Standardization of this will help export promotion and the increase irvingiaa financial returns to the rural farmers who collect from the forests and manually process nut extraction and sun dry for storage wo,bolu marketing.

Multistrata agroforestry system for production is presently being established in Nigeria within the southern forest zones where bush mango is well known. Retrieved from ” https: Recent estimates give as the total figure including those newly described for medicinal uses and sources of natural colours.


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Bitter bush-mango, dry season bush-mango, irvingka – French, dika – French, manguier sauvage – French, odika – French, ogbono – French. Irvingia wombolu Research is therefore needed to Domestication and Commercialization of non-timber forest products in agroforestry system.

Irvingia gabonensis is a species of African trees in the genus Irvingiasometimes known by the common names wild mangoAfrican mangobush mangodika or ogbono. American Journal of Applied Sciences 2 9: The kernels are then dried in the sun or on bamboo drying racks over the fireplace in the kitchen. Irvingia wombolu References 45 x 42 – 2k – gif www.

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Retrieved 30 June Many plants, important for food and income in Nigeria, as it is the case in many other Africa countries Ladipo are sourced from Nigerian forests. Irvingia wombolu Figure 7. Food supplements from dika under the name “African mango” are marketed for management of body weight.

Irvingia wombolu Variation in colour and size of The tree is intolerant of fire[ ]. However, flowers are yellowish to greenish white in slender clustered racems or small panicles and ripe fruits yellowish-green to orange colour when ripe.

Irvingia wombolu Figure 6. The kernels are used to treat diabetes[ ].

The heartwood is pale greenish brown or orange-yellow fading to greyish brown; the sapwood is lighter, but not always clearly differentiated. Because of the long history of protection and cultivation, others consider them cultivars of a single species.



These range from their use as food to medicine and environmental conservation including use as windbreaks in plantains of banana or in plant in production systems. Irvingia wombolu is closely related to and difficult to distinguish from Irvingia gabonensis. Fondoun and N, Ganga Ladipo and FOC Wmbolu We are currently updating this section. Identification and characterization of nuclear, cleaved amplified polymorphic sequence CAPS loci in Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia irvingiq, indigenous fruit trees of west and central Africa.

The crown is dense and round comprised of alternate, simple leaves. The present effort will definitely reduce the pressure on 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.

The nutritive value of the kernels per g edible portion is: An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used in cooking. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. The Irvingia wombolu is the type that has non-edible flesh. Ikom, Obubra, Akampa, Odukpani, and Calabar. Irvingia gabonensis and I.

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