Allanblackia floribunda is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m (82ft) by 20 m (65ft) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) The flowers are pollinated by Insects. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol 2. Names. Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. [family GUTTIFERAE]. Allanblackia parviflora A. Chev. [family GUTTIFERAE] . Native geographic distributions of (a) Allanblackia floribunda; (b) A. parviflora; and (c) A. stuhlmannii. Maps reprinted with permission from.

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The food products that contain Allanblackia seed oil include vegetable-based dairy products, ice cream, and spreads [ 25 ]. Many alternative oil seeds were identified and studied, in particular by French, Belgian, and Italian institutions conducting research for their colonies in Central Africa, in part to provide the colonies with information about local plants that could be used for food and energy production.

Line drawings detailing characteristic botanical features of a Allanblackia floribunda 1base of bole; 2flowering twig; 3fruit; and 4fruit in cross section showing seeds ; and b A.

Although no phytochemical investigations of A. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.

Allanblackia floribunda

Methods of propagation by cuttings and grafting are being developed[ ]. These values were generally lower than those reported for shea kernels and cocoa beans, but the energetic value of Allanblackia seeds was Implications for management of a genus newly subject to domestication for the edible oil industry. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Allanblackia floribunda Seed Oil An early study of A. Natural regeneration is affected by seed predation and collection.


The seeds are eaten in times of food scarcity and are also used as bait in traps for small game. Germination takes al,anblackia months and germination rates are very low. The bark is anodyne. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Twigs have been used as candlesticks[ ].

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Allanblackia nuts in tropical Africa: Due to its chemical composition and relatively high melting point ca. The oil yield obtained from solvent extraction was higher allanblaciia from the manual expression The optimum conditions for the extraction allanblacoia seed oil from several species of Allanblackia have yet to be determined.

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Selection criteria include seed and fruit size and abundance, and tree size and structure.

Flowering occurs during a large part of the year, in particular from January to September. The compounds isolated showed moderate in-vitro cytotoxicity against the KB cancer cell line.

Allanblackia floribunda – Useful Tropical Plants

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Harvesting The degree of maturity of fruits on the tree can not be estimated, so mature fruits are left to drop to the ground and are then collected.

Granular, reddish or brown, exuding clear sap. Fruitiers sauvages du Cameroun. Therefore, changes in diet and potentially the inclusion of functional foods could lead to the prevention of chronic diseases.

Trees are left on the farms when clearing the land for cultivation and managed especially for shading cocoa. The floribknda season is long from January to April and in some places peaks coincide with labour demands on the farm or with the harvest season of other forest products.


At the same time, an ever increasing number of consumers believe that foods contribute directly to their health and this has, in turn, driven food producers and manufacturers to produce foods that not only satisfy hunger and provide valuable nutrients, but can be used as preventative medicine to improve both physical and mental health [ 3 ].

A prenylated xanthone from Allanblackia floribunda.

Genetic resources Lalanblackia floribunda occurs in a vast area and although rainforest areas are decreasing, it is not considered vulnerable. To extract the seeds, fruits are crushed between the hands and seeds are rubbed clean. Allanblackia floribunda tree with fruits x – 91k database. Antihypertensive and antioxidant effects of A.

Nine species of Allanblackia have been recognized, all of which are restricted in their natural distribution to tropical Africa, according to Bamps et al. Dark grey to black, smooth or rarely flaking with square scales. Small twigs are used as chew-sticks or toothpicks[ ].

The heartwood is pale red or brown; it is usually fairly distinctly demarcated from the thick, pinkish beige sapwood. Clusiaceae in African rain forests. In the s, research efforts were supported by members of the African Safou Network ASANETwhich was initiated in to conserve indigenous fruit tree genetic resources, and which attempted to establish a market for the seed oil of the Safou or Atanga tree Dacryodes edulisBurseraceae [ 21 ].

The Scramble for Africa.