Baphia nitida

Leguminosae Pap
Habit
Tree
Fern
No
Predominant Habitat
Forest
Geographic Distribution
Liberia
IUCN Red-List
Least Concern
Synonyms
-
Author (Species)
Lodd.
Rank
-
Taxon
-
Author (Sub Species/Variant)
-
Literature
Kew Bull. 40: 352
Vouchers
Jongkind 6484 (WAG); van Harten 351 (WAG)
Common Name(s)
Kenwood (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)
Notes
Small tree to 7 m high, found frequently in the coastal zone but in many other forest types as well, in moist terrain. The slash is cream-colored, with an unpleasant smell. Leaves rather variable, 8 - 20 x 4 - 9 cm, with 5 - 7 pairs of laterals, petiole 1.5 - 2 (-5) cm. Characteristic venation, prominent on both sides. Fruit a pod of 8 - 15 cm x 1 - 2 cm, very pointed at the end, with 1 or 2 seeds. The wood, known under the name of Camwood, was a source of a red dye. See also PROTA database.;venation prominent on both sides;small tree;cream coloured