Parkia biglobosa


Parkia biglobosaCommon Name:Locust bean, néré
Description
Parkia biglobosa is a perennial deciduous tree with a height ranging from 7 to 20 m, although it can reach 30 m under exceptional conditions. Crown large, spreads wide with branches low down on a stout bole; amber gum exudes from wounds; bark dark grey brown, thick, fissured.

Leaves alternate, dark green, bipinnate to 30 cm long, pinnae up to 17 pairs with 13-60 pairs of leaflets, 8-30 mm x 1.5-8 mm, of distinctive shape and venation. Leaflets held on a long rachis. …Read more
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Digitaria exilis


Digitaria exilisCommon Name: Fonio
Description
Digitaria exilis, with English common names white fonio, fonio millet, and hungry rice or acha rice, is a grass species. It is the most important of a diverse group of wild and domesticated Digitaria species known as fonio that are harvested in the savannas of West Africa. The grains are very small. It has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development and support sustainable use of the land. . . . .Read more

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Casimiroa edulis


Casimiroa edulisCommon Name:White sapote
Description
Casimiroa edulis is an evergreen tree to 18 m tall, with spreading, often drooping branches and a broad leafy crown. Bark light-grey, thick and warty.
Leaves palmately compound, alternate, digitate; stipules absent; petiole 5-9.5 cm, finely pubescent; leaflets sessile or subsessile, 3-7, elliptic, ovate or broadly ovate, 4.5-12 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, apex acuminate, retuse or occasionally rounded, base cuneate, margins subserrate, bright green, glabrous or with scattered pubescence on the veins, vennation pinnate, anastomising at the margins. Read more
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Sclerocarya birrea


Sclerocarya birreaCommon Name:Marula

Description
Sclerocarya birrea ssp. caffra is a medium to large tree, usually 9 m tall, but trees up to 18 m have been recorded; it is single stemmed with a dense, spreading crown and deciduous foliage; the bark is grey and usually peels off in flat, round disks, exposing the underlying light yellow tissue; young twigs are thick and digitaliform with spirally arranged composite leaves at their ends; it has a thick, relatively short taproot reaching depths of 2.4 m, lateral roots branch at the upper 60 cm of soil; mycorrhizae (root fungus) are found on the fine roots.
Leaves 18-25 x 8-15 cm, . .…Read more
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