Blighia welwitschii

Sapindaceae
Habit
Tree
Fern
No
Predominant Habitat
Forest
Geographic Distribution
Liberia
IUCN Red-List
Not assessed
Synonyms
Baissea calophylla
Author (Species)
(Hiern) Radlk.
Rank
-
Taxon
-
Author (Sub Species/Variant)
-
Literature
FWTA 1: 722
Vouchers
Baldwin 10788 (WAG); Linder 923 (WAG)
Common Name(s)
Not Known
Notes
A tall tree of the coastal zone and rain forest, to 30 high and 80 cm Ø, with a straight bole; bark smooth. Young branches velutinous. Leaves with 3 - 4 pairs of leaflets; petiole constricted at base, slightly winged. Flushes of new leaves pale brown. Fruits up to 8 cm long and 4.5 cm Ø, with 3 sharp-edged lobes, glabrous outside. The variety B. w. var. bancoensis has much smaller fruits. It may also occur in Liberia. See also PROTA database.