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 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[ ]. QR Code What’s this?

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii

This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages. Dense rain-forest and galleried forest, often in old cultivation sites[ ].

Retrieved from ” https: This taxon has not yet been assessed. The root, on the other hand, is small and yam-like and can be eaten like potatoes. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. It is hardy to zone UK Dioscoreophyllum volkensiithe serendipity berryis a tropical dioecious rainforest vine in the family Menispermaceae. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.


It diosdoreophyllum harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and root. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. If you have important information about this plant that vumminsii help other users please add a comment or link below. There are two varieties: A tropical dioecious rainforest vine with tuberous underground stems. Plants can be grown from stem cuttings.

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The tubers can be cumminsii like potatoes. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Propagation is possible by seed and by dioscoreophyllkm. It will keep for several weeks at room temperature. The fruit can keep for several weeks at room temperature[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: It is native to tropical Africa.

Wright, Dioscoreophyllum jollyanum Pierre ex D. The fruit contains monellin, an intensely sweet protein with potential use as a sugar replacement for diabetics. The fruit can be stored. See Terms of Use for details.


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It prefers moist soil. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. It is native throughout most of tropical Africa from Sierra Leone east to Eritreaand south to Angola and Mozambique.

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Serendipity Berry, Guinea potato. Some authors separate plants from above m as a separate species D. All plant pages have their own unique code. Right plant wrong place.

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