Ophiobotrys zenkeri

Ophiobotrys zenkeri


Salicaceae (Flacourtiaceae)


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

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Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

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Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Big tree, not yet recorded from Liberia, rare in semi deciduous forests in Ivory Coast, to 30 m tall and 120 cm Ø, with tall, steep buttresses. Slash yellow-orange, thin, brittle and gritty. Leaves 7 – 14 x 2.5 – 5.5 cm, entire, glabrous; leaves simple, alternate, with one pair of ascending basal nerves and 2 – 3 indistinct pairs of laterals; tuft domatia can be present in the axils of the basal laterals. Petiole ± swollen at the top. See also PROTA database.

Flacourtia vogelii

Flacourtia vogelii


Salicaceae (Flacourtiaceae)


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree in dry forest and savanna, found south of Nzerekore in Guinea; it is armed with vicious, branched thorns on the stem and single thorns on the twigs; twigs with white lenticels. This seems to be a rare species, tentatively named F. vogelii. F. indica may be a more common species with a very large distribution area across Africa. Its venation is reticulate, its leaf shape more obovate. The shown species differs from F. indica in having the nerves between the laterals more scalariform.

Dissomeria crenata

Dissomeria crenata


Salicaceae (Flacourtiaceae)


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Shrub or small tree with sarmentose branches, mostly in gallery forests in savanna regions. Branches yellowish with many fine lenticels. Leaves with tuft domatia. Margin dentate with the finest nerves ending in a thickened point on the margin.

Casearia inaequalis

Casearia inaequalis


Salicaceae (Flacourtiaceae)


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small tree of savanna’s, to 5 cm Ø (or bigger? – see Aubreville. Twigs glabrous, whereas the other Casearia species has minutely pubescent twigs. The young leaves have translucent points, simple, alternate. Tree not yet recorded from Liberia.