Taxon: Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill.

Genus: Irvingia
Family: Irvingiaceae
Nomen number: 20449
Place of publication: Traité bot. méd. phan. 2:881. 1884
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • African wild mango   - English
  • dikabread-tree   - English
  • dikanut   - English
  • dikanut-tree   - English
  • rainy season bush-mango   - English
  • sweet bush-mango   - English
  • chocolatier   - French
  • dika   - French
  • dika du Gabon   - French
  • manguier sauvage   - French
  • odika   - French
  • ogbono   - French
  • Dikanuß   - German
  • árbol chocolate   - Spanish
  • irvingia   - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: thickening agent (from ground and crushed fruits fide PROTABASE)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide PROTABASE)
  • Human food: fruit (fide PROTABASE)
  • Human food: nut (fide PROTABASE)
  • Human food: oil/fat (fide PROTABASE)
  • Animal food: fodder (presscake for cattle feed fide PROTABASE)
  • Materials: wood (for heavy construction, plankin, ship decks fide,)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide PROTABASE)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola
    • West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Senegal; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Gabon


Check other web resources for Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte ex O'Rorke) Baill. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

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