Harungana madagascariensis

Harungana madagascariensis


Hypericaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Lamarck ex Poiret


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 36: 453


Vouchers

van Harten 108 (WAG); de Koning 422 (WAG


Common Name(s)

Pain stick (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Soloweh (Sapo), Loo (Gio)


Notes

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.

Vismia guineensis

Vismia guineensis


Hypericaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Linné) Choisy


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 39: 346


Vouchers

Jongkind 6504 (WAG); Leeuwenberg 4711 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A shrub or small tree, up to 15 m tall, common in secondary formations in the rainforest zone, ± similar to Harungana. The leaves are elliptic (H.: ovate, with rounded base); the latex is yellow (H.: orange). Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic – elliptic/lanceolate, obtuse-cuneate at base, acute/acuminate apex, with entire margin. Blade stellate-puberulous beneath, with black glands. Slash greenish-yellow, exuding a yellow latex. Flowers white; fruits round, yellowish, spotted.