Hallea stipulosa

Rubiaceae
Habit
Tree
Fern
No
Predominant Habitat
Forest
Geographic Distribution
Liberia
IUCN Red-List
Vulnerable
Synonyms
Mitragyne stipulosa
Author (Species)
(DC.) Leroy
Rank
-
Taxon
-
Author (Sub Species/Variant)
-
Literature
Adansonia sér. 2, 15: 66
Vouchers
Voorhoeve 212 (WAG); Voorhoeve 717 (WAG)
Common Name(s)
Bo (Gio) dong (Krahn) Poloweh (Sapo)
Notes
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.