Calypso pyriformis (Sabine) G.Don
Garcinia wentzeliana Engl.
Salacia bequaerti De Wild.
Salacia elongata Hook.f.
Salacia pengheensis De Wild.
Tonsella pyriformis Sabine
Salacia pyriformis is a shrub producing stems from 4 - 12 metres tall. The stems are sometimes more or less erect, but at other times the plant adopts a more climbing habit, growing into the surrounding vegetation for support. The main stem is around 7cm in diameter[
The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use.
Tropical Africa - Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, DR Congo, Tanzania.
Evergreen forest and forest margins; riparian and flooded forests; secondary forests; thickets on road-sides, sometimes frequent; forest with Triplochiton scleroxylon; from near sea-level to 1,300 metres[
Fruit - raw[
]. A rich, sweet flavour[
]. The orange fruit is more or less round, smooth but with ridges, around 25 - 50mm in diameter[
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