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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Irvingia Wombolu Seed Extract

ICRAF and its collaborative partners in the region have established in-situ germplasm collections in the natural distribution range of Irvingia wombolu in Cameroon and Nigeria. Cultivation and conservation status of Irvingia wombolu in humid lowland forest of Cameroon.

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Irvingia wombolu is widespread and does not seem to be in danger of genetic erosion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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 – 1, metres[ ].

If well dried, it can be stored for more than a year. Irvingia wombolu is a TREE growing to 20 m 65ft by 20 m 65ft at a slow rate. The popularity of Irvingia kernels in the local and international markets has given it the potentials for a true commercial crop, with this resulting in more intensive collection in the forests.


An edible oil is extracted from the seed and used in cooking. Heartwood of Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombolu is pale greenish brown or orange-yellow fading to greyish brown; sapwood is lighter, but not always clearly differentiated. Mostly however they are pounded to butter- or a chocolate-like block. Fat content of kernels also varies between trees and is about Archived from the original on Be these as they may, iirvingia need for the establishment of pure commercial plantations wombo,u 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.

Fat content of kernels also varies between trees and is about The outer bark is smooth to scaly with idvingia to yellow-grey color. Harvesting of Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombulu in Nigerian forests; potentials for the development of sustainable systems.

It is believed that this will provide the seed for the sustainable production of Irvingia as deforestation and old tree age is already affecting wild resources.

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. A taxonomic revision and an ethnobotanical survey of the Irvingiaceae in Africa. He reported that Irvingia is an important oilseed, and a very nutritious one too. Citation in news articles.

Domestication of Irvingia gabonensis: In addition to the above we require to try the old systems of enrichment planting which will support the ecological status of the forests and also enhance its productivity Irvingia kernels. There are 1 news article citations related to Irvingia wombolu Vermoesen.


Irvingia wombolu – Useful Tropical Plants

Citation in web searches. Dead branches are used as firewood. Irvingia wombolu Figure 7. The development of quality control standards for ogbono Irvingia gabonensis and Irvingia wombolu kernels: The seeds are 35 – 50 mm long, 17 – 26 mm wide, 8 – 10 mm thick; with an endosperm that is almost non-existent[ ].

They are processed by grinding and crushing, and are then used to thicken soups and stews. American Journal of Applied Sciences 2 9: The grain is straight or interlocked, texture fine to medium. Eggs are laid between the testa and cotyledons of the seed or in cracks in the cotyledons. Irvingia wombolu fruits are mostly gathered from the ground around the tree.

All these ecological zone are rich in non-timber forest resources and they are equally different and diverse.

Irvingia wombolu occurs in the forest zone from the Cassamance in Senegal east to southern Sudan and Uganda, and south to south-western DR Congo and northern Angola. Irvingia wombolu Irvingia gabonensis – African tree Irvingiaceae Fruits irvingi in Africa African cuisine Edible nuts and seeds Edible thickening agents Nigerian cuisine.