Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos. Photo: Bart Wursten By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. ambolbol-n’fora (JDES) n-forá (JDES) unforá (JDES; EPdS) (GUINEA-BISSAU, BIAFADA), Burkill, H.M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa, Vol. The fruits are edible and used to sweeten food; they contain a sweet-tasting protein (monellin) with a sweetening power of more than

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In Gabon the pungent peel of the roots is used to cure wounds, the softened stem devoid of hairs is applied as a plaster on swollen limbs and the viscid sap of the stem is applied to extract abscesses and spines and as a wash against venereal diseases; the root is considered as a sexual stimulant.

See Terms of Use for details. It has been recommended as a non-carbohydrate sugar substitute[ ]. You will receive a range of benefits including: The stem can be used on swollen limbs and as a wash against venereal diseases.

Exploring the Science of Flavor. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii Stapf Diels. Rhopalandria cumminsii Stapf, Rhopalandria lobata C. In other projects Wikispecies. The root, on the other hand, is small and yam-like and can be eaten like potatoes.


Our new book to be released soon is Edible Dioscoreeophyllum. It is harvested from the wild for its edible fruit and root. The fruit can keep for several weeks at room temperature[ ]. A tropical dioecious rainforest vine with tuberous underground stems.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii var. leptotrichos

Small and yam-like[ ]. The fruit can be stored. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. The fruit contains monellinan intensely sweet protein with potential cymminsii as a sugar replacement for diabetics. Wright, Dioscoreophyllum jollyanum Pierre ex D. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

Dense rain-forest and galleried forest, often in old cultivation sites[ ].

Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii

The fruit contains monellin, an intensely sweet protein with dioscoreophylum use as a sugar replacement for diabetics. Propagation is possible by seed and by tubers. Plants can be grown from stem cuttings. Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii – Stapf Diels. The fruits are edible and used to sweeten food; they contain a sweet-tasting protein monellin with a sweetening power of more than times that of sugar. Germination of seed is inhibited by light; pretreating the seed with 0.


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It is native to tropical Africa. The tubers can be eaten like potatoes. Originating from tropical Africa West, Central and southern ; occasionally cultivated e.

Plants Profile for Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (serendipity berry)

Cookies help us deliver our services. You can unsubscribe at anytime. All plant pages have their own unique code. The fruits are stable and can be stored for weeks at room temperature without losing their sweetness. QR Code What’s this? You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It prefers moist soil. Serendipity Berry or Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii is a perennial climbing plant about 1.

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