Trichoscypha barbata

Trichoscypha barbata


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Trichoscypha sp.A; Trichoscypha sp.B.


Author (Species)

Breteler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 252


Vouchers

Jansen 2150 (BR, P, WAG); Linder 721 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small understory tree in the wet rain forest, up to 10 m high and 15 cm Ø. Branchlets densely brown velutinous. Leaves (4) 6 – 10 jugate, clearly hairy with long spreading hairs along the recurved margin and other parts of the leaf; clustered; midrib impressed above. Fruit as yet unknown.

Lannea nigritana

Lannea nigritana


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Scott Elliot) Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 733


Vouchers

Blyden 970 (WAG); van Meer 324 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small tree of about 15 m tall (rarely to 30 m), of the dry forests and savannas North of Liberia, but possibly also in coastal savannas, present in younger secondary forest, sometimes planted in villages for the edible fruits. Bark with conspicuous pits, smooth and grey with vertical rows of lenticels which gives it a striped appearance. Slash pinkish to cream-coloured, soft fibrous and with yellow granular deposits. Leaves very tufted at the end of the twigs, imparipinnate with 3 – 6 pairs of ± asymmetric leaflets; leaves with brownish stellate hairs when young. Flowers yellow, produced when tree is deciduous. Small, ellipsoid drupes of 7 x 5 mm, black when ripe. The variety L. n. var. pubescens has less leaflets and when very young leaves covered with red-brown stellate hairs.

Lannea welwitschii

Lannea welwitschii


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Hiern) Engler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 732


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 258 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tree of secondary forests, to 25 m tall and 100 cm Ø, mostly in the semi-deciduous forest zone. Stem straight, without buttresses; bark finely scaly and especially near the base with small circular pits as the result of detaching bark scales. Slash thick, reddish or pink with white wavy lines, fibrous, exuding a clear and sticky gum. Pioneer species, often in or near swampy areas. Leaves impari-pinnate, the leaflets asymmetric at base. Fruit a little drupe of 7 – 8 x 4 – 5 mm, black when ripe, with an acid pulp, edible. See also PROTA database.

Trichoscypha cavalliensis

Trichoscypha cavalliensis


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aubréville & Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 736; Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 255


Vouchers

Baldwin 6977 (WAG); Leeuwenberg 4938 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Understory tree of the rain forest, ? 20 m and 20 (60) cm Ø, with low buttresses and smooth greyish bark. Leaves 4 – 7 jugate; leaflets papery and (nearly) glabrous, with glabrous impressed midrib above; apex caudate. Inflorescences (sub) terminal, up to 50 cm long with small whitish flowers. Fruits glabrous.

Trichoscypha arborea

Trichoscypha arborea


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(A.Chevalier) A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 736; Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 250


Vouchers

Leeuwenberg 4914 (BR, K, WAG); Versteegh 778 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Poluntueh (Sapo)


Notes

Small or medium-sized tree, to 30 m tall and 40 cm Ø, but usually smaller; fairly common understory tree in all forest types. Straight stem and small crown with very long, clustered leaves, to 70 cm, with 6 – 8 pairs of sub-opposite leaflets; midrib of the leaflets prominent above. Tree conspicuous at time of flowering with large, pyramidal inflorescences of up to 80 cm long with small reddish flowers. Slash thin, reddish, contoured, soft fibrous, showing small white spots of whitish latex turning black. Fruits 2.5 cm long, reddish, glabrous drupes, containing a purplish seed. See also PROTA database.

Trichoscypha baldwinii

Trichoscypha baldwinii


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 736; Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 251


Vouchers

Jansen 2481 (WAG); Leeuwenberg 4917 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree ? 10 m high and 6 cm Ø, in rain forests of Sierra Leone – Ghana (?). Leaves 4 – 6 (8) jugate, papery, densely pustulate on both sides, glabrous except for the midrib on both sides. Fruits glabrous, ellipsoid 2 – 2.5 cm long, black when ripe.

Trichoscypha lucens

Trichoscypha lucens


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Trichoscypha yapoensi; Trichoscypha albifloras


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 259


Vouchers

Dinklage 2024 (A, BR, K); Voorhoeve 386 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree of rainforest from Liberia to Ghana, to 15 m tall and 15 cm Ø, with or without buttresses. Leaves (4-) 5 – 8 (-10) jugate, the lowest pair often close to the twig or not. Flowers white to pinkish; fruit densely or more sparsely hairy, sub-ellipsoid, 2 – 1.5 cm, pink to whine-red when ripe.

Sorindeia grandifolia

Sorindeia grandifolia


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A very variable species; medium-sized tree, or shrub, or liana, in rain forests and gallery forests, not yet recorded from Liberia, growing up to an elevation of 1600 m, to 30 m tall and 45 cm Ø. Leaves with 3 – 9 opposite or sub-opposite leaflets, often lacking the “collecting nerve” that is mostly present in S. juglandifolia. Fruit orange (red?) when ripe, 1.5 – 2.5 x .8 – 1.5 cm, glabrous. Syn.: Sorindeia collina/Sorindeia warneckei/Sorindeia zenkeri.

Trichoscypha blydeniae

Trichoscypha blydeniae


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Breteler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 255


Vouchers

Blyden 929 (K, WAG); Versteegh 794 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Very small (?) but little known tree, known from the Chien area in Liberia only. Young branchlets velutinous-tomentose, glabrescent. Leaves 5 -8 jugate; leaflets narrowly elliptic, (6) 12 – 15 (-20) cm long and (2-) 3 – 6 cm wide, rounded or cuneata at base, acuminate at the top; midrib hirsute and impressed above. Small, ellipsoid fruits of 1.5 x 1 cm, brown hairy.

Trichoscypha linderi

Trichoscypha linderi


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Breteler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 258


Vouchers

Jongkind 6995 (WAG); Linder 1329 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small rain forest tree from Liberia, to 10 m high and 10 cm Ø. Leaves crowded at the top, up to 140 cm long, 9 – 15 jugate, the rachis short-hairy; leaflets lanceolate to oblong, 20 – 35 x 3 – 6 cm, long acuminate at the top; midrib long-hairy on both sides, less so on the laterals and surface beneath, not densely pustulate above. Fruits ellipsoid, 2.5 x 2 cm, red when ripe.