Parinari ingangensis Pellegr.
Parinari tessmannii Engl.
Magnistipula tessmannii is an evergreen tree growing up to 40 metres tall[
]. The short, irregular, fluted bole can be 100cm or more in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its edible fruits and seeds. The seeds are sold in local markets as a substitute for peanuts.
West tropical Africa - Nigeria to Cameroon and DR Congo, south to Gabon.
Nearly always in primary evergreen rainforest, often on steep hillsides, but rarely along watercourse, at elevations around 600 - 700 metres[
The inner bark smells of sugar cane[
Fruit - raw[
]. The globose fruit is 35 - 50 Ã— 45 - 60 Ã— 50 - 70mm[
Seeds - raw or cooked. Used as a substitute for peanuts (Arachis hypogaea)[
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