Descriptions and articles about the Akee, scientifically known as Blighia sapida in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Molecular Bio. Blighia sapida (Sapindaceae). Common Names. English: ackee, akee. Spanish: akí, seso vegetal. French: aki, arbre fricassé. Portuguese: castanheiro do Africa. Originating in tropical West Africa, the Ackee tree is cultivated for its fruit which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable. It is now widely.

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Ripe seeds with their arils dorsal view and in longitudinal section. Woody plants of western African forests: Wood of Blighia sapida is currently sapid commercially important, but it is a multipurpose tree, being a source of edible fruits arils and traditional medicine, and being popular for planting as ornamental shade tree.

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Changes in circumstances after the time of publication may impact the accuracy of datasets and their contents. Trees often sprout vigorously from stumps. Clinical Medicine sapidw ed. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The flowers are pollinated by insects such as bees.

In Australia, it is recorded as having escaped cultivation and as a weed of the environment in some areas, but there does not appear to be any record of it being a serious weed anywhere in the world. Sign up for our e-newsletter. An ink for tattoos is made from the seeds. This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Although trees in the natural area of distribution seem blignia be dioecious male and female flowers on different treesit has been reported in Jamaica that they are andro-monoecious with male and bisexual flowers produced on the same tree.


In drier regions it is often found on termite mounds. Retrieved 19 August Initial growth of Blighia sapida is fast on moderately fertile soils.

They remain on the tree in all seasons. The wood moulds and sands well and takes an attractive finish. Research in Benin showed that Blighia sapida has moderate levels of genetic diversity in Benin and little differentiation among populations and climatic zones.

Blighia sapida is a nice ornamental tree, especially when decorated with the brightly coloured fruits. The Science Creative Quarterly 4: Sapica flowering and fruiting have been recorded in tropical America.

Blighia sapida

Each leaflet is 8—12 centimetres 3. Showing 0 of 0 comments.

Spida fruits are straw colored to magenta red. Citation in news articles. Back to Previous Page. In pure stands at a spacing of 3. Inflorescence an axillary, slender false raceme up to 20 cm long, hairy.

Blighia sapida wood in transverse section. Logs, when available are sawn into planks mostly for making nlighia or into beams for railway sleepers. Effects of logging activities on the floristics and structure of the vegetation in Isokan area of Southwestern Nigeria.


Blighia sapida – Plant Finder

Volume 1, part 2. Blighia sapida is commonly planted as ornamental shade tree.

In Cameroon, young trees raised from seed started flowering after 5 years and first fruits developed after 7 years. Blighia sapida Prelude Medicinal Plants Database x – k – jpg www.

Problems No serious lbighia or disease problems. Ackee and saltfish is highly esteemed in Jamaica, where it is the national dish. Wikispecies has information related to Blighia sapida. The pounded fruit is used as fish poison. Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. Garden Uses Interesting small tropical tree for the landscape. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Extensive research has been carried out on the toxicity of different parts of the fruit. Initial growth of Blighia sapida is fast on moderately fertile soils.