Hymenostegia afzelii

Leguminosae Caes
Habit
Tree
Fern
No
Predominant Habitat
Forest
Geographic Distribution
Liberia
IUCN Red-List
Not assessed
Synonyms
-
Author (Species)
(Oliver) Harms
Rank
-
Taxon
-
Author (Sub Species/Variant)
-
Literature
FWTA 1: 464
Vouchers
Bos 2460 (K, WAG); de Wilde 3675 (S, WAG)
Common Name(s)
Not Known
Notes
A small to medium-sized, common understory tree in most forest types, sometimes gregarious, rarely bigger than 20 cm Ø; also on sandy coastal plains. Very thin, smooth bark with yellowish slash with darker inner bark and red patches, tasting sweet. Very hard, yellowish wood. Leaf pinnate with 2 pairs of opposite leaflets, the upper pair largest, the winged rachis is diagnostic and is an easy distinction from Cryptosepalum. Fruit a flat, obovate, dehiscent pod of 7 - 9 x 3.5 cm.