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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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 orvingia. The kernels from the fruit are an important ingredient in cooking and are generally preferred over those of womvolu Irvingia spp. Within the high forests areas, many families depend on this enterprise for survival.

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Journal of Agricultural Extension

Unlike the pulp of some other Irvingia spp. Please view the copyright link for more information. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Young trees are used for making poles and stakes, while branches are made into walking sticks or thatched roof supports[ ]. 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 flowers are yellow and form into groups in the leaf axils. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Copy and print womboluu QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Irvingia wombolu Irvingiaceae Irvingia wombolu x – 76k – jpg herbaria.


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The tree is present in the tropical wet and dry climate zone. This is eaten fresh while orvingia stone is usually split to reveal its kernell: These non-timber forest resources are sourced through seasonal extraction from the forests.

The medicinal uses of the various Irvingia species are many, but can hardly be assigned to iirvingia individual species[ ]. The kernels of Irvingia womboolu are considered better than those of other Irvingia spp.

The edible seeds provide calories in a gram portion and the following nutrients: Fat content of kernels also varies between trees and is about The bark is used in the treatment of diarrhoea[ ]. Irivngia methods of preserving bush mango kernels in Cameroon. The kernels from the fruit are an important ingredient in cooking and are preferred over those of other Irvingia spp. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Harvesting or collections in the forests are activities of women and children.

The nutrient values are shown on table 3, for starch, protein and its amino acid content. It dresses to a smooth finish and glues well.

The fruit is nearly spherical, green when ripe with a bright orange pulp. Centres of genetic diversity in Irvingia wombolu have been identified: The popularity of Irvingia gabonensis fruit also encompasses age classes as old, mature and the adolescent and juveniles like the fruit a lot.

Irvingiaceae Fruits originating in Africa African cuisine Edible nuts and seeds Edible thickening agents Nigerian cuisine. Preparations mainly from the bark are used to treat hernia and yellow fever, and also as an antidote for poisoning[ ]. Flowers are yellow to greenish-white in small panicles.


Irvingia wombolu Nutrient content of Irvingia kernels You can unsubscribe at anytime. Estimates of production in a good year shows that overtons of Fresh fruits are collected annually from the high forest zones, from all sources and this meanstons of kernels, which are then dried to help their storage.

Domestication of the bush mango Irvingia spp: There are over non timber forest resources already described Okafor but there are still a lot more.

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. In its native range it is found cultivated with other crops in farm systems[ ]. Email this to a friend Wombbolu Share on facebook Tweet this. The kernels of Irvingia wombolu are considered better than those of other Irvingia spp.


Irvingia wombolu is mostly retained and protected in cocoa and coffee farms, plantations of annual food crops, and home gardens. Eggs are laid between the testa and cotyledons of the seed or in cracks in the cotyledons. Irvingia gabonensis and I. A leaf extract is used as a febrifuge[ ].