Spathodea campanulata

Spathodea campanulata


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

P.Beauv.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 386


Vouchers

Baldwin 9403 (K); Voorhoeve 1224 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tree of secondary bush but also in high forest, semi-deciduous forest, gallery forests and savannas – there more like a shrub; in the forest occasionally to 30 m tall and 80 cm Ø but usually much smaller. Bole very fluted or with high buttresses, twisted; bark rough with vertical lines of reddish lenticels; slash creamy, turning grey-greenish on exposure, with a green outer layer and with thin streaks, very bitter. Leaflets with glands at the base, the secondary venation scalariform. Fruits spindle shaped, 15 – 20 cm long, about 3 cm thick, standing upright in the crown of the tree; opening with a long slit, containing numerous small, winged seeds of about 2 cm long. Natural regeneration often abundant in old farm land and along roads. The tree is conspicuous at the time of flowering with its large, bright red flowers. It is often used as an ornamental roadside tree.

Markhamia tomentosa

Markhamia tomentosa


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Benth.) K.Schum.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 387


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small tree of the semi-deciduous forest and drier forest types, especially on dry rocky hills, to 10 m high and 25 cm Ø. Young branches yellowish tomentose. Leaves impari-innate, opposite; leaves with rounded stipules but without pseudo stipules as in M. lutea; leaflets tomentose or pubescent beneath, each leaflet with 7 – 10 pairs of prominent laterals and scalariform (ladder-pattern) secondary nerves; rounded glands near the base of the leaflets. Flowers in terminal racemes with big yellow flowers; fruits long and narrow, 30 – 70 cm long, softly orange or reddish tomentose, containing numerous small, laterally winged seeds. See also PROTA database.

Stereospermum acuminatissimum

Stereospermum acuminatissimum


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

K.Schum.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 386


Vouchers

Baldwin 9425 (K); Bos 2153 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Tree with impari-pinnate, opposite leaves. Flowers pink. Fruits long and thin, containing numerous winged seeds.

Kigelia africana

Kigelia africana


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Lamarck) Bentham


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 385


Vouchers

Baldwin 10273 (K); Voorhoeve 281 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small, low-branched tree with a wide range, from the high forest to gallery forests and savannas, to 15 tall and 15 cm Ø, characterized by its opposite, pinnate leaves, the leaflets having translucent points. It is best recognized by its big pendant bunches of deep red flowers and sausage-shaped fruits of about 25 – 45 x 8 – 15 cm, hanging from a very long stalk. Slash fibrous, grey-green, darkening through green shades.

Dinklageodoxa scandens

Dinklageodoxa scandens


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Heine & Sandwith


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 385


Vouchers

Bos 2266 (WAG); Jansen 2317 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Newbouldia laevis

Newbouldia laevis


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 388


Vouchers

Jansen 1000 (WAG); van Meer 240 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Usually a much-branched shrub but occasionally a tree with ascending branches, to 12 m high with a wide base, to 70 cm Ø; tree of dry semi-deciduous forest but often planted near villages as cattle fence; also recorded from the coastal zone in Ivory Coast. Slash creamy and orange-white, soft, with orange grit lines. Flowers in big spikes of big (6 cm) mauve – pinkish flowers. Fruits linear follicles up to 30 cm long, containing numerous thinly winged seeds with transparent wings. Leaves opposite or in whorls of three, the leaflets with some glands at the base.