BJBB 36: 453
van Harten 108 (WAG); de Koning 422 (WAG
Pain stick (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Soloweh (Sapo), Loo (Gio)
Very common shrub or small tree, up to 8 m but sometimes to ± 15 m, characteristic for young secondary formations. Crown golden-green, deep and spreading with fine, almost whorled branches. Stem angular, mostly forked low. The bark is rough, finely vertically flaky, the flakes easily rubbed off. Slash thin and wet, peeling off in long strips. Slash with an abundant orange latex. Tree ofen ant-infested; it coppices easily.