Erythroxylum mannii

Erythroxylum mannii


Erythroxylaceae


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

FWTA 1: 356; Flore Mt Nimba 1: 446


Vouchers

de Wilde 3660 (WAG); Voorhoeve 330 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

landa (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Can grow into a tall canopy tree up to 100 cm Ø, with an open, spreading crown that appears yellowish. Bole straight and slightly fluted or buttressed; bark reddish brown and corky, finely fissured on old trees but smooth in younger specimens. Slash soft and fibrous with an outer pink layer and a yellowish-white inner layer, quickly turning brown. Leaves simple, altrnate, with intra-petiolar stiules and with two faint “false” nerves curving parallel to the midrib. Tree resembles Petersianthus but the slash (and the leaves) are diagnostic. See also PROTA database. Note the 2 lines in the blade parallel to the midrib, possibly the result of the leaf being folded in bud.