Guibourtia copallifera

Guibourtia copallifera


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Bennett


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 465; Voorhoeve, 1979: 204


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A shrub or medium-sized tree from the drier forest regions, collected in Sierra Leone in the Mano River watershed, but not yet recorded from Liberia. Leaves bifoliolate, with ± persistent 7 mm long stipules; each falcate leaflet with 3 – 5 ascending basal laterals and no distinct midrib; slash with fragrant resinous exudate.

Isomacrolobium vignei

Isomacrolobium vignei


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Anthonotha vignei


Author (Species)

(Hoyle) Aubrév. & Pellegr.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Syst. & Geogr. Pl. 78(2): 143


Vouchers

Jongkind 5684 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1112 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Bebeye (Sapo)


Notes

Small to medium-sized tree, high forest, riparian, or coastal species. Leaflets with characteristic “Knotted vein” dots; midrib channeled above. Slash red-brown, brittle. Fruit a thick, oblong pod, velvety brown with many transverse wrinkles and an apical point, 1 -2 seeded.|Syn.: Anthonotha vigneii;with 2 – 4 juga and very short petiole;leaflets with “knotted vein dots”. Pod thick;velvety with transverse wrinkles;big tree;red brown

Anthonotha macrophylla

Anthonotha macrophylla


Leguminosae Caes


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 1: 473


Vouchers

Bos 2523 (BR, K, WAG); Jongkind 5547 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Crooked, low-branched tree with many low shoots, to 20 cm Ø; in understory of the high forest and in secondary forest. Slash orange-brown or contoured red and brown, darkening on exposure, exuding some brown latex. Fruits with many diagonal lines, very variable in shape. See also PROTA database.|Another, very similar Anthonotha species, A. pynaertii, common in Gabon and Congo, seems to be present in SW Ivory Coast and possibly Liberia as well. It is difficult to distinguish from A. macrophylla.

Plagiosiphon emarginatus

Plagiosiphon emarginatus


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Hutch. & Dalziel) J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 464


Vouchers

Jansen 2552 (BR, WAG); Voorhoeve 679 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Sanje (Sapo)


Notes

Small to medium-sized tree of river borders, with blunt spines on stem and thicker branches; sometimes in gregarious stands on rocky hills. Pods about 6 x 3 cm with orange-brown hairs and diagonal wrinkle lines.;leaflets opposite; 7 – 12 juga;small;thorns on stem and branches;white flowers;twigs and small pods rusty tomentose;big tree of river borders or rocky sites

Chidlowia sanguinea

Chidlowia sanguinea


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Hoyle


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 456


Vouchers

Jansen 2558 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Ba/ Bala (Gio) Quoimah (Sapo)


Notes

A low branched, poorly shaped understory tree with a tortuous, fluted bole; low root spurs or narrow, medium high, thin buttresses; usually many adventitious stems and thin branches sprouting from the stems. It is widespread in Liberia, often gregarious, preferring the drier forest types. Bark greenish-grey, smooth. Slash thin, fibrous, hard, pinkish or reddish brown, with an acidic taste. Leaves pari-pinnate, with 4 – 6 juga; tip of leaflets often finely emarginate and glandular; leaflets bluish green beneath. Small dark red flowers in thin, up to 40 cm long racemes hanging down from the crown. Fruit a very long, strap-like pod, up to 60 cm. See also PROTA database.

Paramacrolobium coeruleum

Paramacrolobium coeruleum


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Taub.) J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 474


Vouchers

Jongkind 1634 (WAG); Voorhoeve 465 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Tree of gallery forest in savanne region, with blue flowers. Leaf pari-pinnate, leaflets opposite, rather glaucous beneath and very asymmetric; 3 – 5 juga; intrapetiolar stipules persistent; rachis grooved; petiolules twisted. Fruits with small warts. See also PROTA database.

Gilbertiodendron diphyllum

Gilbertiodendron diphyllum


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Pellegriniodendron diphyllum


Author (Species)

(Harms) Estrella & Devesa


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

S. African J. Bot. 78: 261


Vouchers

Jongkind 9311 (WAG); Voorhoeve 675c (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Gbaygbia/ Gbeayeah (Sapo)


Notes

Medium-sized understory tree of the rain forest, forming small groups on moist soils, where its regeneration can be abundant; bark smooth and grey. Slash hard, thick, fibrous, reddish brown. Leaves bi-foliolate, sometimes with 2 horny stipels at top of a short petiole; leaflets asymmetric with glandular points in the blade and with a thickened or rolled up tip. Pod smooth, curling up when dry. See also PROTA database.

Cassia sieberiana

Cassia sieberiana


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

DC.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 452


Vouchers

Woelfel 17 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree to 15 m, savanna region or the northern edge of the forest, often planted in villages. Rough, blackish bark; slash ochre-yellowish; wood reddish, very hard. Leaf pari-pinnate, leaflets (sub)opposite in 5 – 8 juga. Flowers bright yellow; in hanging inflorescences. Fruit up to 80 cm long and 1.5 cm thick with the seeds in one series. See also PROTA database.

Hymenostegia aubrevillei

Hymenostegia aubrevillei


Leguminosae-Caes.


Image ID 05356


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)

Pellegr.


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

A riverside tree with many adventitious roots, sharing the habitat with Cynometra megalophylla; smooth, swarthy bark. Fruit a glabrous, flat pod of about 8 – 10 x 4 – 5 cm. Not yet recorded from Liberia, but present in Ivory Coast.

Tetraberlinia tubmaniana

Tetraberlinia tubmaniana


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Didelotia ? sp.


Author (Species)

J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Voorhoeve 1965: 212


Vouchers

Bos 2092 (WAG): de Wilde 3836 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

tetra (Sikon) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Sinyean (Sapo)


Notes

A gregarious tree of the wet Liberian lowlands, often single dominant, to 42 m high and 100 cm Ø; Base of the tree with low, thick, striate root swellings, never buttresses; bole straight and cylindrical, sometimes with fine branchlets higher up the stem. Bark ashy grey to grey-greenish, smooth when young, fairly rough and shallowly fissured when old, not scaly but with corky pustules. Slash compact fibrous, pale – bright brown, sometimes a bit yellowish. Dead outer layer very thin. Leaves pari-pinnate with 4 – 7 pairs of opposite, rhombic-falcate leaflets; red brown hairs on twigs and rachis; rachis grooved;leaflet opposite;rhombic – falcate; midrib ± diagonal. Fruit a flat, woody pod of 10 – 13 x 4 – 5 cm, with a distinct lateral ridge from the base to the tip, contaioning 1 – 3 disc-shaped seeds. The bark is sensitive to sudden exposure to sunlight, exuding a dark gum when affected. Regeneration in the dense forest present in all layers: seedlings, saplings, pole-stage, young trees. Similar looking trees are Cryptosepalum, Didelotia idea, Brachystegia, and Loesenera. See also PROTA database.