Illustrations of some use-reports of B. aethiopum in Benin. a Fruits with removed flesh. b, c Toasted fruits. d, e Boiling the ripen fruits in water with corn (maize, rice or millet). f Almond after germination. g Freshly harvested hypocotyls. h Boiled and packaged hypocotyls ready for sale. i Boiled hypocotyls not cut yet. j Fresh hypocotyls cut and put in palm alcohol. k Solid potash from incinerated seed hulls. l An old man making sieve. m Samples of sieves. n Fans made from leaves. o Sponge made from petioles. p Battledore from petioles. q Gate from petioles. r Implement made of leaves for ceremonies in Berba region. s A farmer logging a male tree. t Stem used in construction. u Canoe made from stem. v Seat made from stem at public places. w Fruits sowed on farm for hypocotyls production. x Fruits sowed at home for hypocotyls production. y Petioles stored for firewood. z Soap “koto” made from seeds hull. Credits to Salako et al.