Cassipourea afzelii

Cassipourea afzelii


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Oliver) Alston


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 283


Vouchers

Blyden 2010 (WAG); Bos 2493 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree to 8 m on sandy sites, beach, river borders. Leaves thin papery, margin hardly shallowly dented or entire. Flowers/fruits in clusters in the leaf axil. See also PROTA database.

Cassipourea nialatou

Cassipourea nialatou


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aubréville & Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 283; Voorhoeve, 1979: 310


Vouchers

de Koning 433 (WAG); Voorhoeve 540 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can grow into a medium-sized, rarely very large tree of 30 m and 90 cm Ø; base of the tree with characteristic coiled or wrinkled low root swellings. Bark smooth and grey, flaky with horizontal lines. Slash hard, granular, ochre-yellowish, with some clear watery sap. Twigs slightly swollen and compressed at the nodes, the internodes 1 – 3.5 cm long. Stipules interpetiolar, triangular, covering a sticky terminal bud, leaving transverse scars at the nodes when shed. Petiole 5 – 7 mm; blade coriaceous, dark green above, paler beneath, 5 – 13 cm long, cuneate at base, bluntly acute or shortly cuspidate at the top. Margin entire. Laterals 5 – 8 , hardly raised beneath; reticulation indistinct. Leaves of watershoots larger. See also PROTA database.

Cassipourea paludosa

Cassipourea paludosa


Rhizophoraceae



Habit


Fern


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Small tree or shrub, riparian, swamps. Leaves simple, opposite; short/normal petiole, margin entire, recurved; midrib reddish near the base; glandular spots near the leaf base. Found in Sierra Leone but possibly present in W-Liberia as well.

Cassipourea firestoneana

Cassipourea firestoneana


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Hutch. & Dalziel ex Cooper & Rec


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 283


Vouchers

Cooper 96 (K, NY); Cooper 112 (K, NY)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Long-boled tree, to 25 m high and 60 cm diam.; low buttresses. Only known from Liberia. Leaves glabrous above, finely pubescent beneath. Fine venation laxly transverse scalariform. See PROTA database.

Rhizophora harrisonii

Rhizophora harrisonii


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Leechman


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 285; Voorhoeve, 1979: 306


Vouchers

Vogel 113 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Smaller mangrove species, growing above the high water mark; shrub or small tree growing on the swampy and muddy flatlands bordering estuaries. Much-branched inflorescence with many flowers; germinating seed reaches 30 cm while still on the tree. Lower leaf surface glabrous or with a few scattered warts. See also Rhizophora racemosa.

Cassipourea gummiflua

Cassipourea gummiflua


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Cassipourea glabra


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can grow into a tall tree of the rainforest, most common on high hills; only recently recorded from Liberia but also reported from Sierra Leone. Twigs swollen at the nodes, with blunt, sticky terminal buds. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Cassipourea glabra

Cassipourea lescotiana

Cassipourea lescotiana


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

J.G.Adam


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Bull. IFAN. 33: 496


Vouchers

Adam 25607 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small montane tree to 10 m., observed in the Nimba region. Young stems with dense, long hairs, including the apical bud. Leaves simple, opposite, with stipules persistent; young parts with long erect hairs.

Cassipourea barteri

Cassipourea barteri


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Hooker f.) N.E.Br.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 283


Vouchers

Bos 2260a (BR, K, WAG); Voorhoeve 1064 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree to 12 m, with whorled branches; twigs very swollen at the nodes, reddish with small white lenticels; littoral bush, swamps. Leaves simple, opposite, with glandular points near the base; margin entire or minutely dented; midrib reddish near the base, prominent above.

Rhizophora mangle

Rhizophora mangle


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Least Concern


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Linné


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 285; Voorhoeve, 1979: 306


Vouchers

Kunkel 551 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

The smallest of the three Rhizophora mangrove species, growing along the inner edge of the mangrove forest. See also Rhizophora racemosa.

Cassipourea congoensis

Cassipourea congoensis


Rhizophoraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)

R.Br ex DC


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Small tree to 8 m or shrub, common in dry coastal forests . Leaves simple, opposite, with interpetiolar stipules; petiole short, margin serrate.