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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Allanblackia trees that have been planted for the commercial production of seed oil need significant time to mature, allanblackla seven years or more, before they produce an economic crop, and due to the dioecious nature of the plants, obviously a crop will only be obtained from productive female plants. A prenylated xanthone, named allanxanthone A, has fporibunda isolated from the bark, as well as 1,5-dihydroxyxanthone and 1,5,6-trihydroxy-3, 7-dimethoxyxanthone.

Edible nuts of the world. Abstract The consumption and commercial exploitation of Allanblackia Clusiaceae seed oils is of current interest.

It prefers a mean annual rainfall in the range 1, – 2,mm[ ].

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Clusiaceae in African rain forests. Further in vitro and in vivo studies are needed, however, to fully investigate the extent of this bioactivity. Revision du genre Allanblackia Oliv. A prenylated xanthone from Allanblackia floribunda. Compilation of data on the mechanical properties of foreign woods part 3 Africa. The fruits are eaten by wild pigs and porcupines, which may distribute the seeds. These values were generally lower than those reported for shea kernels and cocoa beans, but the energetic value of Allanblackia seeds was Unrefined seed oils from Allanblackia have been shown to contain bioactive secondary metabolites i.


To extract the seeds, fruits are crushed between the hands and seeds are rubbed clean.

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Allanblackia standard setting and sustainable supply chain management. Oleaginous character and profiles in fatty acids and in triacylglycerols of the seeds of Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. Uses for Allanblackia oil vary according to the region in which the species occur. It is fairly easy to work with hand and machine tools. The frequency of traditional use of Allanblackia oil, however, has decreased over the last 50 years due to the availability of other commercially available oils.

The quality parameters, namely the acid index, iodine index, and refractive index values, were similar for these two oils, although the former two parameters were higher for A. Propagation and planting Seeds are recalcitrant.

Fruits take nearly a year to mature and ripe fruits are also found during a large part of the year. Allanblackia floribunda Allanblackia, Allanblackia Allanblackia floribunda is a common understorey tree of lowland closed evergreen rainforest and riverine forest, and also in secondary and swamp forest, up to m altitude. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

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The seeds contain a fat that is solid at ambient temperatures. Allanblackia floribunda fruit in longitudinal floribunea cross section. By the late 19th century, well-established colonial empires such as France, Britain, Belgium and Portugal had already laid claim to large areas of Africa, while developing imperial powers such as Germany and Italy had followed suit on a smaller scale. Proper botanical identification of the species used is important, since only authenticated oil can be deemed safe for human consumption when included in functional food products.


In their application to include Allanblackia seed oil in vegetable-based spreads, submitted inUnilever Deutschland GmbH indicated that some batches of the unrefined seed oil contained benzophenone derivatives i.

Int J Mol Sci. Allanblackia parviflora Seed Oil The seed oil from A. A decoction of the bark or leaves is taken to treat asthma, bronchitis and cough[ ]. Incentives for Ecoagriculture Landscapes.

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The fatty acid composition of the fat is approximately: In Nigeria it is used in construction of local houses. It is used locally, aallanblackia is of secondary importance.

Methods of propagation by cuttings and grafting are being developed[ ]. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique Citation in scholarly articles. In Congo a decoction of the bark or the leaves is taken for cough, asthma, bronchitis and other bronchial affections while the lees from this preparation are rubbed over areas of pain after scarification.

Superior, incompletely five-celled, stigma sessile. Flore du Congo belge et du Ruanda-Urundi. Specific medicinal applications for the seeds, however, in the traditional medicinal systems found in this region, and no bioactive secondary metabolites have yet been isolated from the plant [ 48 ]. As in floribunea case of other oils, Allanblackia oil can be combined with other oils or fats to achieve specific physical properties.