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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It can grow in full shade deep woodland or semi-shade light woodland. For humans, monellin istimes sweeter than sucrose on a molar basis dioscoreophylluk around 3, times on a weight basis.

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Western, central and northeastern tropical Africa. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Further, it is considered a sexual stimulant and used to cure wounds. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

The small, sub-ovoid fruit is a drupe that can be consumed raw? See Terms of Use for details. Propagation is possible by seed and by tubers. All plant pages have their own unique code. 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.


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Several varieties have been distinguished, mainly based on leaf form and hairiness. It is native throughout most of tropical Africa from Sierra Leone east to Eritreaand south to Angola and Mozambique.

This QR Code is unique to this page. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Serendipity Berry or Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii is a perennial climbing plant about 1.

The tubers can be eaten like potatoes. Retrieved from ” https: QR Code What’s this? Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf, Rhopalandria lobata C.

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It prefers moist soil. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

The fruit contains monellin, an intensely sweet protein with potential use as a sugar replacement for diabetics. There are two varieties: This page was last modified on 11 Januaryat Other potential sources of natural sweeteners are: Dense rain-forest and galleried forest, often in old cultivation sites[ ]. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii dioscoreophyllun Stapf Diels.


Plants can be grown from stem cuttings. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts. Cookies help us deliver our services. Germination of seed is inhibited by light; pretreating the seed with 0. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

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. The intensely sweet, mucilaginous pulp of the fruit is considered to cumminii the sweetest known naturally occurring substance – it is up to 3, times sweeter than sucrose[ ].

The fruit can be stored.