des variétés supérieures de safoutier, manguier du Gabon, kolatier et plusieurs autres .. de «Akpi» poussent à présent à côté du cacao, sa culture principale. Safou (African pear) is a tropical fruit which belongs to the trees Dacryodes edulis L. and belongs . J. () Guide de la culture du safoutier. Au Cameroun Toute la partie méridionale du pays, d’Ambam à l’escarpement de N’gaoundéré est propice à la culture du safoutier. Partout dans cette zone.

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Safou trade has expanded over the last decade and is continuing to do so. The tree can produce an annual yield of about – kg of pulp per tree. The fruits are harvested when other crops are out of season and provides a staple food for months of the year in some areas. The resin can also be used as a varnish. Safou can grow to an altitude of m, but both mature and young trees are susceptible to frost.

The tree is an evergreen oleiferous tropical fruit tree which grows in the humid and sub-humid climates of West cultuer Central Africa. Presses Universitaires de Yaounde.

Seeds are recalcitrant and should be extracted from the fruit with care to sfoutier injury. It can provide a stable income from sale of the fruits and their products.

Guide de la culture du Safoutier [2001]

Editions CLE, Yaounde, p There is no detailed study of the pests affecting D. The genus Dacryodes contains thirty-four species, 2 in Tropical America, 19 in Africa and 13 species in the Malaysian archipelago. The leaves, stem and root barks are also used in traditional medicine to treat leprosy, dysentery, anemia and tonsillitis.


It can be fried to produce a kind of butter and may also be consumed fresh. The tree is easy to cultivate and can grow in a wide range of farming systems. The fruit drupe or safou, is usually oblongcylindrical in shape and is 1.

Guide de la culture du Safoutier

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Retrieved from ” http: Local production is limited but is offset by significant imports from border countries.

The tree favours acidic soils, with organic matter in the surface horizon, this improves its growth and production. Culture of the African plum is widespread in anthropized areas, mainly in domestic gardens.

Views Read Edit View savoutier. Safou African pear is a tropical fruit which belongs to the trees Dacryodes edulis L.

Within the context of sustainable development, the modernization of the culture of the African plum in Gabon, in particular by reducing pest-related losses and through the prudent use of all the products of the tree, may lead to important economic and industrial incomes. Vegetative propagation by both air layering and stem cutting is relatively sfoutier and easy but results can be inconsistent often dependent on the trees’ phenological state prior to propagation.

C and Kayem G. The flowers are small 0. Describe the connection issue. La culture du safoutier Safiutier edulis [G. An oil can be extracted by distillation from the pulp and seeds. For seed propagation, fruits should be selected from trees with good production and quality. Library services Using the libraries Connecting to e-resources Interlibrary services Ask us Ask a reference question Report a connection problem Suggest a purchase requires login About the Stanford Libraries Find a specialist Library hours Libraries Collections Research support Topic guides Course guides More search tools System status Connection problem?


When planted out, young trees require adequate soil moisture to become well established ripe fruit, however, has a short storage life in humid climates 2 – 8 days without refrigeration.

Selections 0 Clear all lists. The bark is scented, resinous culturs pale-grey in colour. In Gabon, the African plum Dacryodes edulis cluture. High production of the safou exists in Cameroon, Congo, Gabon and Zaire to satisfy the demand savoutier local markets. It is quite hard and usually consumed after boiling safourier roasting.

The soil moisture content is critical for good root growth, especially for young trees in their establishment stage. Safou bark produces a resin that is used in local medicine for the treatment of parasitic diseases skin and jiggers.