anthropogen

: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature

Leguminosae / Mimosoideae, Parkia bicolor, eseng, essang – Gabon, Central W. Africa

Parkia bicolor is a fairly large tree, growing up to 40 m. It’s native range spans from Guinea and Sierra Leone east to eastern DR Congo, and south through Gabon […]

Leguminosae (Mimosoideae subfamily), Tetrapleura tetraptera, aidan tree, munyegenye – Gabon, Central West Africa

Tetrapleura tetraptera is a deciduous tree native to W. and Central W. Africa. The pulp surrounding the seed (see seedpod photo below) is rich in sugars and is used to […]

Article: Africa – Wild Fruits Potent Weapon Against Malnutrition

Fantastic article by Charlie Pye-Smith on the importance of promoting and domesticating underutilized wild fruit of Africa to combat malnutrition and promote the adoption of sustainable agroforestry-based land management practices. […]

Agroforestry in Gabon, West Africa

Here’s an interesting article by J. Leroy Deval and Faustin Legault discussing the importance of integrating agroforestry systems with wood-processing cottage industries in rural Gabon, — Establishment of forest villages […]

Sapotaceae, Gambeya lacourtiana, Obambo, Mumbampfu, Mubambu, Abam, Bébambé,

This tree can reach heights of 30 m. The fruit are ovoide, yellow or orange in color. The pulp contains white latex, characteristic of Sapotaceous fruits. It has an apricot […]