African nut - family Euphorbiaceae: Njansang, Okhuen, Bofeko, Musodo uri icon

abstract

  • Fast-growing tree, reaching upto 50m in height and 2.7 m i girth; Branches often short, thick and contorted ,3-5 leafe foliates alternate digitately; flowers form an infllorescence yellow tomentos; fruits are 2-3 lobed,2 celled and indehiscent with a thick cell hard shell. The smell of overripe apples;contain 2-3red-brown-black.seeds, are rounded and flat. seeds vary fromreddish brown to black and usually consist of a testa with a yellow kernel

publication date

  • 2007