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Canarium schweinfurthii


Canarium schweinfurthii

Family: Burseraceae

Common name: African Elemi

It is a large, evergreen forest tree with its crown reaching to the upper canopy of the forest, with a long clean, straight and cylindrical bole that can exceed 50 meters. The edible seeds are harvested from the wild for local use. The tree is a major source of elemi, an oleoresin that is used in food, medicinally, and has a range of industrial applications.

Sowing instructions: Sow seeds in summer.

Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: January 2024


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