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Abstract

Wild fruit trees of Cameroon.

Abstract

This is one of a series of papers giving descriptions of fruit-producing trees (having edible fruits or seeds) of Cameroon, with information on their local names, distribution, utilization and morphology. The species (from the families Arecaceae [Palmae], Burseraceae, Capparidaceae and Cecropiaceae [Urticaceae]) described in this paper are Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix reclinata, Podococcus barteri, Canarium schweinfurthii, Dacryodes buettneri, D. edulis, D. igaganga, D. klaineana, D. macrophylla, Santiria trimera, Buchholzia coriacea, B. tholloniana (= B. macrophylla) and Myrianthus arboreus.