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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There have been observations of seed borers. The grain is fairly straight, texture medium to coarse. The weight of seeds is about 1 kg. Dry wood saws well, but green wood may spring on conversion. Received Jul 27; Accepted Aug Small twigs are used as chew-sticks or toothpicks.

BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Genetic resources Allanblackia floribunda occurs in a vast area and although rainforest areas are decreasing, it is not considered vulnerable. Fruits take nearly a year to mature and ripe fruits are also found during a large part of the year[ ].

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After the seeds are ground and pressed to extract the oil, the bitter seedcake can be used as a protein-rich animal feed [ 18 ]. Such considerations are important for individuals prone to cardiovascular disease or with hypercholesterolemia. It prefers moist soil. Prefers well-drained soils especially lithosols[ ].

Munjunga reprinted with permission from: Seedling with hypogeal germination. The seeds have a substantial value due to the high nutritional value of the oil, as well as its unique physical properties, which are similar in some ways to those of the oil obtained from the seed kernels of the African oil palm Elaeis guineensis Jacq. The Scramble for Africa.

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Vegetable Oils in Food Technology: Only traces of other fatty acids are present. There are citation in web searches related to Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. Triglyceride components consisted mostly of 2-oleostearin Selection criteria include seed and fruit size and abundance, and tree size and structure.

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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 ].

Information available about the floribynda constituency of Allanblackia seed oils, the roles of the allanblsckia phytochemicals in preventive strategies e. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Three of these species A. 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.

With alllanblackia to the use of Allanblackia oil as a functional food, therefore, this information serves as evidence that at least the unrefined seed oil contains bioactive secondary metabolites that could exert pharmacological effects.

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The bark is pounded and rubbed on the body to relieve painful conditions[ floriubnda. Terminal raceme or panicle with strongly reduced branches or flowers single or in pairs in leaf axils. Trees are left on the farms when clearing the land for cultivation and managed especially for shading cocoa. The wood has little lustre.

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Cosmetic and pharmaceutical properties of fats and oils. The seed oils of A. Oils and Fats for the Future. World Agroforestry Centre; Nairobi, Kenya: The fairly hard heartwood of Allanblackia floribunda is pale red or brown and usually fairly distinctly demarcated from the thick, pinkish beige sapwood.


It is estimated Nigeria floribumda about 50 tons of allanblackia oil in Further in vitro and in vivo studies are needed, however, to fully investigate the extent of this bioactivity. 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.

When planting vegetatively propagated material, both male and female trees floribundaa be planted. It should be noted, however, that some of the concerns mentioned in Section 2. Dark grey to black, smooth allanblsckia rarely flaking with square scales.

In Gabon a decoction is taken for dysentery and as a mouthwash for toothache and in Congo Brazzaville for stomach-pains. It grows best in areas where the maximum mean annual temperature ranges from 24 – 33c, whilst the minimum can fall below 10c.

Allanblackia floribundaknown in English as ‘tallow tree’, is a species of flowering plant in the Clusiaceae family that has been long used in traditional African medicine to floribynda hypertension.

Under natural conditions, trees start flowering after about 12 alpanblackia, with the flowering occurring during a large part of the year. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Much data is still lacking, however, for entire species, and significant gaps in the data exist even for the more common species of Allanblackia with respect to their reproductive biology, propagation, cultivation, selection, and breeding, which need to be addressed through targeted research.

In addition, the demand allanblwckia oils and fats from alternative plant sources has steadily increased, driven by several factors including: