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Useful Tropical Plants

Ancylobothrys pyriformis

Pierre

Apocynaceae


There has been considerable disagreement about the correct spelling for this generic name. It was originally written as Ancylobothrys by Pierre in the Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris ser. 2: 91. 1898. This was considered to be a mis-spelling by many botanists and Huber, in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2nd ed. 2. 1963, corrected it to Ancylobotrys. This name remained in common usage for around 50 years but several recent publications have reverted to the original spelling. We also are following the original spelling since it has now been accepted in the Kew 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families[].

+ Synonyms

Ancylobothrys gabonensis Pichon

Ancylobothrys trichantha Pichon

Ancylobotrys pyriformis Pierre

Landolphia pyriformis (Pierre) Stapf

Pacouria pyriformis (Pierre) Pichon

Common Name:

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General Information

Ancylobothrys pyriformis is a vigorous, climbing, evergreen shrub, capable of reaching 30 metres into the canopy of forest trees[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
]. The branches can attach themselves by means of terminal tendrils[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses

Range

West tropical Africa - Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, DR Congo.

Habitat

Rain forest[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Climber
Height25.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



Fruits probably take a year from flowering to develop and ripen[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw. A somewhat apricot-like flavour[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
]. The fruit is a yellow, globose or pear-shaped berry, 7 - 15cm in diameter, containing 4 - 20 relatively large seeds[
971
Title
Revision of Ancylobotrys Pierre; Series of Revisions of Apocynaceae XXXV!!
Publication
Wageningen Agricultural University Papers 94-3
Author
Vonk G.J.A; Leeuwenberg A.J.M.; Haegens R.M.A.P.
Publisher
Wageningen Agricultural University; Netherlands
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
A revision of the genus with good information about plant habitat and uses
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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