Sarcocephalus xanthoxylon A.Chev.
Nauclea xanthoxylon is a small tree, usually growing 10 - 15 metres tall but with occasional specimens to 30 metres[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use and the plant is sometimes grown in home orchards[
Western tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire, Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan.
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of the moist tropics. Plants can withstand occasional, short-lived frosts, but generally need a warm climate if they are to thrive[
Plants are tolerant of some water-logging[
Newly planted young trees grow away quite quickly and can commence bearing fruit within 4 - 5 years[
Fruit - raw[
]. The pulp has a flavour somewhat like a mushy apple and the texture of a pear[
]. The flesh-coloured fruit is about the size of peach, containing a number of small ,black seeds[
]. The fruit is 5 - 10cm in diameter[
The plant contains alkaloids[
Seed - the very small seed does not have a long viability. When sown fresh, it usually germinates well[
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