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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Keeping the fruits for a,lanblackia few months on damp sites covered with banana leaves and buried partially and scarification of the seedcoat improve germination rates only slightly[ ]. While few studies have thus far been conducted to examine intra- and interpopulation differences in Allanblackia seed oil yield and composition, one such study in which 17—40 fruits were sampled from each of 70 A.

Because it contains tocopherol as a minor constituent, it has good storage stability characteristics. It grows best in areas where the maximum mean annual temperature ranges from 24 – 33c, whilst the minimum can fall below 10c.

Allanblackia Oil: Phytochemistry and Use as a Functional Food

A prenylated xanthone from Allanblackia floribunda. A sticky, yellow resin is obtained from the inner bark[ ]. Unisexual, regular, five-merous, cream to allanb,ackia, fragrant; pedicel 3.

A decoction of the inner bark is used as a mouthwash to relieve the pain of toothache[]. Allanblackia floribunda occurs in a vast area and although rainforest areas are decreasing, it is not considered vulnerable.


Effects of diets containing high or low amounts of stearic acid on plasma lipoprotein fractions and fecal fatty acid excretion of men.

Like many commonly-used vegetable oils, Allanblackia oil consists of well-known triglycerides. Abstract The consumption and commercial exploitation of Allanblackia Clusiaceae seed oils is of current interest.

Opinion of the scientific panel on dietetic products, nutrition and allergies on a request from the commission related to the safety of Allanblackia seed oil for use in yellow fat and cream based spreads: There have been observations of seed borers.

Recently, the international food industry has become interested in the fat as a natural solid component for margarines and similar products[ ]. Maps reprinted with permission from: For oil extraction, the seeds are dried well before they are taken to the buying centres, where trained personnel check the moisture content and weight, after which the seeds are ready for storage in gunny bags.

The chemical constituency of Allanblackia seed oils, and potential roles of these phytochemicals in preventive strategies e. As mentioned above, it is crucial to gather information about the origin of plant-based fats and oils, since both genetic and environmental factors influence aspects of production and trade.

In western Africa, decoctions of the leaves and bark of A.

During recent decades, as information about the negative health effects of animal fat consumption has accumulated, higher consumption rates of fats and oils from plants have been documented. During the Great War, Allanblackia oil was used as a substitute for cocoa butter during the manufacture of chocolate [ 14 ].

Fruits take nearly a year to mature and ripe fruits are also found during a large part of the year[ ]. The flowers are pollinated by Insects.


The flowering plants of Africa. 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 ].

The seeds have been reported contain ca. It is common on strongly leached, acid soils with pH 3.

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The wood is nowhere important as timber, although the tree is locally common. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments cloribunda to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Allanbackia seeds of A. Numerous, in five bundles opposite the petals, ca. Interestingly, the heated oil extracted from the seeds is used as a liniment to treat rheumatism, rubbed into sore joints, or dabbed on wounds and rashes [ 49 ]. A prenylated xanthone, named allanxanthone A, has been isolated from the bark, as well as 1,5-dihydroxyxanthone allanbackia 1,5,6-trihydroxy-3, 7-dimethoxyxanthone.

The optimum conditions for the extraction of seed oil from several species of Allanblackia have yet to be determined. Line drawings detailing characteristic botanical features of a Allanblackia floribunda 1base of bole; 2flowering twig; 3fruit; and 4fruit in cross section showing seeds ; and b A. Revision du genre Allanblackia Oliv. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.

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