A tree very similar to H. ledermannii, but common in the drier forests; in Liberia only in the northern regions. Without the flowers/fruits the two species are difficult to separate. It can grow into a tree of 35 m and 100 cm Ø. Slash thick, soft, fibrous-granular, pink turning brown; often with "knee roots" (pneumatophores). Leaves simple, opposite, broadly ovate or nearly round; interpetiolar stipules type 4; nerves ± scalariform; tuft domatia sometimes visible.See also PROTA database. Syn.: Mitragyna stipulosa.