Caloncoba echinata

Caloncoba echinata


Achariaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 19: 257


Vouchers

Bos 2255 (WAG); Jongkind 6807 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Usually a shrub but sometimes a small tree of the high forest understory. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules/stipule scars may be present; young twigs slightly winged below the nodes, lenticellate. Petiole swollen at both ends. Blade oblong – elliptic; margin entire, apex acuminate/caudate, base cunate/rounded; about 4 – 6 pairs of arching but not really looping laterals. Yellowish-orange sea-urchin-like fruits. Syn.: Oncoba echinata

Caloncoba gilgiana

Caloncoba gilgiana


Achariaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Oncoba gilgiana


Author (Species)

Sprague


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 19: 257


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Normally a small tree but occasionally to 25 m tall and 50 – 60 cm diam. Deep, dense, and narrow crown, with drooping branches when young; bole straight, thorny, fluted or with high narrow buttresses. Bark with large scattered lenticels; slash red and brittle outside, light brown and very fibrous inside. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules/stipule scars may be present; long petiole, margin entire; scalariform veines; base minutely cordate; big tree, often with thorns. Big white flowers. Fruits ovoid-globular, flattened or apiculate, 3.5 – 4.5 cm., 5 – 6 grooved, yellowish orange when ripe. Syn.: Oncoba gilgiana.

Caloncoba brevipes

Caloncoba brevipes


Achariaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Oncoba echinata


Author (Species)

Stapf


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 19: 256


Vouchers

Bos 2253 (WAG); Breteler 5426 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

guagua (Gio) Kleen (Sapo)


Notes

Very similar to Caloncoba echinata: usually a shrub but sometimes a small tree of the high forest understory. Leaves simple, alternate, glabrous, with medium petioles; stipules/stipule scars may be present; blade elliptic/obovate, rounded/acute at the top, cuneate at the base, with about 5 – 6 pairs of laterals. Flowers big, white, with numerous stamens. Fruit ± elliptic, smooth, orange/yellowish when ripe, 5 – 8 cm long, ellipsoid, tapering at both ends, with a long peduncle. Fruit with many seeds; seeds with a red aril. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Oncoba brevipes.

Oncoba brachyanthera

Oncoba brachyanthera


Achariaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 19: 256


Vouchers

Baldwin 6246 (K); Harley 1170 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree often on rocky sites, with downwards pointing, 1 – 1.5 cm long, lenticellate spines; twigs white with circular lenticels. Leaves obovate, elliptic or round, rounded or cordate at base, with long, spreading hairs on midrib and laterals below; leaf margin crenate/serrate, with thickened ends of veins in the teeth; few laterals; fine venation laxly scalariform or laxly reticulate; stipules more or less persistent, bent sideways.

Lindackeria dentata

Lindackeria dentata


Achariaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Oncoba dentata


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 19: 257


Vouchers

Jansen 2556 (WAG); Jongkind 6652 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Teelea (Sapo)


Notes

Shrub or small tree recognized by its small spiny fruits and its dentate leaves with long petioles. The blade has a ± distinct pair of basal, ascending laterals. Lamina with 8 – 12 pairs of laterals and scalariform venation; stipules/stipule scars may be present. Stem often with spines; slash thin, orange, scented. The spiny fruit looks very similar to that of Caloncoba echinata but is smaller and the infructescence is more branched. Syn.: Oncoba dentata.