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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Wood-anatomical description IAWA hardwood codes: A plant of the moist tropics where it can be found at elevations up to 1, metres[ ].

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Physicochemical analysis of the Cameroonian Allanblackia floribunda Oliver seeds oil extract. Views Read Edit View history.

When planting vegetatively propagated material, both male and female trees should be planted. 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 treat hypertension. Many data are still lacking for species of Allanblackia that could be collected using identification methods such as macroscopic, microscopic, organoleptic, thin-layer chromatography TLChigh-pressure HP TLC, HP liquid chromatography HPLC and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, all of which are commonly used in the quality control of botanical ingredients.

The fatty acid composition of the fat is approximately: Flora of West Tropical Africa. 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.

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There are book citations related allanblxckia Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. Secondary metabolites belonging to the classes of carotenoids, terpenes, saponins, or tannins were not detected in the oil in this study. Prospects If domestication efforts are successful, Allanblackia floribunda or one of the related large-fruited Allanblackia species may become a promising crop in the rainforest zone of Africa.

Other long chain SFAs that often predominate in plant-based oils, including lauric C Flore du Flofibunda belge et du Ruanda-Urundi.

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Uses for Allanblackia oil vary according to the region in which the species occur. The use of hot water as an extraction fllribunda, due to its low cost, toxicity, and environmental impact, was investigated as a method of extracting oil from A. Because it contains tocopherol as a minor constituent, it has good storage stability characteristics. Allanblackia floribunda vegetable tallow tree is a tree species that is commonly distributed in the moist tropical forest zone that extends from Nigeria east to the Central African Republic and the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, then south to northern Angola and eastward to Uganda [ 10 ].

At the same time, an ever increasing number of consumers florkbunda 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 ]. A decoction of the whole fruit is used to relieve elephantiasis of the scrotum, though this may simply be based on the Theory of Signatures because of the size and shape of the fruit[ ].


Distribution and ecology of Allanblackia spp.

Colonial powers invested significant efforts in—among other things—the exploration and exploitation of the new colonies as sources of raw materials for European industry [ 13 ]. The fruits are eaten by wild pigs and porcupines, which may distribute the seeds.

Fruits are stored under a cover of leaves to allow the fruit pulp to disintegrate. Retrieved from ” https: It is estimated that Nigeria produced about 50 t of allanblackia oil in Fruits Paris 43 The oil, examined with gas chromatography, consisted of Terminal raceme or panicle with strongly reduced branches or flowers single or in pairs in leaf axils.

Allanblackia floribunda

The seed oils of A. Conflicts of Interest The author declares no conflict of interest. To extract the fat, seeds are dried and crushed; the resulting mass is mixed with water and boiled until the fat separates and floats to the surface, from where it is scooped off.

The wood has little lustre. Edible nuts of the world. General Characteristics of the Seed Oil Like many commonly-used vegetable oils, Allanblackia oil consists of well-known triglycerides.