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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The fruits are stable and can be stored for weeks at room temperature without losing their sweetness. 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[ ].

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This page was last modified on 11 Januaryat For humans, monellin istimes sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis and around 3, times on a weight basis. In other projects Wikispecies. There are two varieties: Dioscoreophyllum volkensii Scientific classification Kingdom: The small, sub-ovoid fruit is a dioscoreophjllum that can be consumed raw? Seeds need to germinate in the dark.

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If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. The fruit contains monellinan intensely sweet protein with potential use as a sugar replacement for diabetics. Propagation is possible by seed and by tubers.


Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii

Western, central and northeastern tropical Africa. Right plant wrong place. Diioscoreophyllum using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat Retrieved from ” https: Views Read View source View history. Retrieved from ” https: Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Originating from tropical Africa West, Central and southern ; occasionally cultivated e. Dense rain-forest and galleried forest, often in old cultivation sites[ ].

Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. The fruits are edible and used to sweeten food; they contain a sweet-tasting protein monellin with a sweetening power of more than times that of sugar. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Several varieties have been distinguished, mainly based on leaf form and hairiness. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

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Tropicos | Name – Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels

QR Code What’s this? We are currently updating this section. Plants can be grown from stem cuttings. Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf, Rhopalandria lobata C. Other potential sources of natural sweeteners are: Please view the copyright link for more information.

In Gabon the pungent peel of the roots is used to cure wounds, the softened stem devoid of hairs is applied as a plaster on swollen limbs and the viscid sap of the stem is applied to extract abscesses and spines and as a wash against venereal diseases; the root is considered as a sexual stimulant.

Cytology of root tips of Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii. You will receive a range of benefits including: Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. The fruit can be stored. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii – Stapf Diels. Menispermaceae Flora of Africa Dioecious plants Ranunculales stubs. The fruit can keep for several weeks at room temperature[ ]. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Range Western, central and northeastern tropical Africa. For more information about QR Codes click here. This Ranunculales article is a stub. Small and yam-like[ ].