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The African cherry orange, Citropsis articulata[1], also known as the West African cherry orange or Uganda cherry orange (locally as omuboro) is a small citrus fruit about the size of a tangerine. The plant is endemic to Central and Western Africa, and used primarily for eating and in African traditional herbal medicine.[2]

In Uganda, an infusion made of the ground root of the omuboro, drunk once a day for three days is considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac for men only. Science has not investigated the veracity of this belief. Conservationists in Uganda are concerned that demand for the plant threatens the survival of this species’ genetic diversity in that country. [3]

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    Freyr commented

    Could I buy seeds, plants or cuts ?

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    28 October 2012 at 15:18
    bryan white commented

    I would like to buy seeds of African cherry orange trees as I am presently growing and purchasing all of the annonacea and artacorpus families to establish food and medicinal crops in southern u.s.

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    02 January 2016 at 04:24
    Joe Lohnes commented

    Jan 4, 2017

    I am a hobby citrus (greenhouse) grower in northern Colorado, USA. I once grew Uganda Cherry Orange from seed that I obtained from Trade Winds in CA, USA. I have also contacted the citrus repository in Riverside CA USA asking about seed, there is none available. Trade Winds has stopped selling citrus seed. I lost my plant in a GH heater failure a couple of winters ago. I do have a nice picture of my plant. There seems to be confusion about which citropsis I grew. My plant sported 1 to 5 leaflets, connected to form one large, long, unique leaf. I have been seeking seeds since my loss. Wondering if anyone reading this post can help? “Citrus Joe” in Colorado

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    04 January 2017 at 18:14

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