African Plant Database

Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H. J. Lam
Protologue : Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 42: 119 (1932)
Information on the genus : Dacryodes
Basionym : Pachylobus edulis G. Don
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pachylobus edulis G. Don (1832)
 Canarium edule (G. Don) Hook. f. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pachylobus saphu (Engl.) Engl.
=Canarium saphu Engl. (1892)
=Canarium mansfeldianum Engl. (1910)
=Dacryodes edulis var. parvicarpa Okafor (1983)
=Pachylobus albiflorus Guillaumin (1907)
=Canarium mubafo Ficalho
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 15-20 m, usually without buttresses; bole to 10 m high, 50-70 cm Ø, 1,5 m in girth; bark ash-grey or grey-brown, flaking off in thin irregular scales; slash brown-red to pink, fragrant, exuding a whitish resinous gum.
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Ecology : In evergreen primary and secondary forests on firm ground, forest gallery, swamps, from S Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea area to Zaire and Angola; S. Tomé, Principe; 100-550 m alt.
  Closely related to D. buettneri. May be confused with D. trapnellii in Zambia.
  Planted in and around homesteads and villages for shade and its fruit; leaves eaten raw with kola nut. – Grown from seeds and cuttings. Range: from Sierre Leone to Zaire/Uganda, Angola, Zimbabwe.
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Record n°7763 modified 2007-04-02
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