Coelocaryon sphaerocarpum

Coelocaryon sphaerocarpum


Myristicaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Coelocaryon preussii


Author (Species)

Fouilloy


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 2, 12: 548


Vouchers

Jongkind 6481 (WAG); de Wilde 3707 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Gban-yen (Sapo)


Notes

Rainforest tree to 30 m tall and 70 cm Ø, often in swamps but also on dry land. Base with narrow root spurs and sometimes low, thick stilt roots; bark brown, flaky. Slash thick, granular, reddish, exuding a red sap. Red sap also exuding from the wood. Leaves resembling those of Coula edulis but without stellate hairs and nerves not scalariform. At the end of a twig one will find an as yet undeveloped leaf that is curved to one side, often hairy. Fruit about 4 – 5 cm, globose, impressed at the top, opening with 2 valves, exposing a single seed with a red, laciniate aril. Seed ruminate (on cross section). The tree is very similar to C. oxycarpum, but that species occurs in drier forest zones and galery forests; its fruits are smaller and elliptic. Syn.: Coelocaryon preussii. See also PROTA database.

Pycnanthus dinklagei

Pycnanthus dinklagei


Myristicaceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Warb.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 61


Vouchers

Jongkind 5287 (WAG); Linder 1397 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Leaves of this climber look very much like P. angolensis.;climber with leaves resembling those of P. angolensis;distichous;

Coelocaryon oxycarpum

Coelocaryon oxycarpum


Myristicaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Stapf


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 61


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tree of the drier forest types and gallery forests resembling C. sphaerocarpum but the fruits are narrower and more rounded at the top. The beaked fruits, yellow when ripe, open with two thick valves, exposing a single seed with a red, laciniate aril; seeds ruminate (crossec section). Slash whitish/reddish, exuding a clear watery sap that turns reddish. The description given in Aubréville may refer to C. sphaerocarpum. See also PROTA database.

Pycnanthus angolensis

Pycnanthus angolensis


Myristicaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Phaulopsis sylvestris


Author (Species)

(Welwitsch) Warb.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 61


Vouchers

Bos 2570 (BR, K, WAG); van Dillewijn 62 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Diehn (Gio) Djurutue (Krahn) Ilomba (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Teelia (Sapo)


Notes

A fairly fast growing, light demanding species of younger and old secondary forests, with a characteristic crown of whorled branches, the twigs drooping, with drooping distichous leaves. Very old specimens can reach a height of 35 m and 120 cm Ø. Bark light brown, somewhat flaky; slash medium thick, granular, pale red – reddish brown, exuding a reddish or grayish sap turning red. Sapwood white, soft. The simple, alternate, distichous, drooping leaves are narrowly oblong, 10 – 30 x 3 – 8 cm, cordate at base, with 20 – 35 pairs of laterals, nearly always riddled with holes. Young leaves with a brown indumentum of branched hairs. The elliptic fruits, 2 – 4 cm long, open with 2 thick vales, exposing a single seed with a red, laciniate aril; seed ruminate. See also PROTA database.