Panda oleosa

Panda oleosa


Pandaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Pierre


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 636


Vouchers

de Wilde 3709 (WAG); Voorhoeve 561 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Medium-sized rainforest tree to 20 m high and 80 cm Ø, less common in the semi deciduous forest. Tree characterized by its slash: a thin green outer layer over a pink-purple slash with streaks of dark brown. Twigs without terminal bud. Leaves with 4 – 8 grouped at regular intervals along short twigs, creating the impression of a pinnate leaf. Leaf petiole 0.5 – 1.5 cm; blade 6 – 20 x 4 – 9 cm, with a dentate margin; 4 – 5 pairs of laterals; venation finely transverse scalariform. Fruit subglobose/ovoid, 6 – 7 x 5 – 6 cm, yellowish green, in bundles; pericarp thick, brick red, surrounding a big hard nut that can often be found under the tree. See also PROTA database.

Microdesmis keayana

Microdesmis keayana


Pandaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Microdesmis puberula


Author (Species)

J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 31: 180


Vouchers

Jansen 1591 (WAG); van Meer 140 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Very common weedy tree or shrub in all forest types. Twigs and petiole with short yellow hairs. Leaf clearly or slightly dentate, slightly asymmetric at base, slightly resembling Panda oleosa. Fruit a small drupe of about 10 mm Ø, containing a small nut with woody points. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Microdesmis puberula.