Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos. Photo: Bart Wursten By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. ambolbol-n’fora (JDES) n-forá (JDES) unforá (JDES; EPdS) (GUINEA-BISSAU, BIAFADA), Burkill, H.M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol. The fruits are edible and used to sweeten food; they contain a sweet-tasting protein (monellin) with a sweetening power of more than

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Dioscoreophylum plant pages have their own unique code. The fruit can keep for several weeks at room temperature[ ]. The intensely sweet, mucilaginous pulp of the fruit is considered to be the sweetest known naturally occurring substance – it is up to 3, times sweeter than sucrose[ ]. This taxon has not yet been assessed.

Other potential sources of natural sweeteners are: This QR Code is unique to this page. Seeds need to germinate in the dark. You will receive a range of benefits including: This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat For humans, monellin istimes sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis and around 3, times on a weight basis.

The fruit contains monellin, an intensely sweet protein with potential use as a sugar replacement for diabetics. Western, central and northeastern tropical Africa.


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There are two varieties: It is native to tropical Africa. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii – Stapf Diels. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Dioscoreophjllum, it is considered a sexual stimulant and used to cure wounds.

The small, sub-ovoid fruit is a drupe that can be consumed raw?

It is native throughout most of tropical Africa from Sierra Leone east to Eritreaand south to Angola and Mozambique. See Terms of Use for details. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. In other projects Wikispecies. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. It can grow in full shade deep woodland or semi-shade light woodland.

Several varieties have been distinguished, mainly based on leaf form and hairiness. Range Western, central and northeastern tropical Africa. The fruit can be stored. Dioscoreophyllum volkensii Scientific classification Kingdom: A tropical dioecious rainforest vine with tuberous underground stems.

Small and yam-like[ ]. It is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and root. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Propagation is possible by seed and by tubers. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. You can unsubscribe at anytime.


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It grows at low altitudes, from sea level up to m. For a dilscoreophyllum of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

It prefers moist soil. Cookies help us deliver our services. Dense rain-forest and galleried forest, often in old cultivation sites[ ]. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It will keep for several weeks at room temperature. Plants can be grown from seed or tubers. Views Read View source View history. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Menispermaceae Flora of Africa Dioecious plants Ranunculales stubs.

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii

Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf, Rhopalandria lobata C. The tubers can be eaten like potatoes. Plants can be grown from stem cuttings.