Pierreodendron kerstingii

Pierreodendron kerstingii


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Engler) Little


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 690


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Rare, small or medium-sized tree of secondary formations, both in the rain forest and semi-deciduous forest zone, to 25 m tall and 60 cm Ø. Bark rough in ± square scales; slash resembling that of Hannoa, but smelling like almonds. Wood soft, light yellow. Leaves large, up to 100 cm long, clustered, imparipinnate with 5 – 15 pairs of opposite or subopposite, very leathery leaflets. Leaflets resembling those of Hannoa, rounded and with a short apical point, or with a thickened end of the midrib, or emarginate at the top, and two small glands near the tip; margin recurved. Fruits in big bundles of yellow drupes, 5 – 6 cm long, smelling somewhat like apples, each containing one seed. Presence in Liberia not confirmed. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Mannia simarubopsis.

Harrisonia abyssinica

Harrisonia abyssinica


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 690


Vouchers

Bos 2106 (BR, K, WAG); Jansen 2428 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree with spines and straggling branches, present in secondary formations, in coastal forests and savannas. Leaves imparipinnate with opposite leaflets; rachis slightly winged; petiole usually with two small spines on the twigs. Fruits about 6 mm Ø, 5 – 8 lobed, flattened, containing 5 – 8 small nuts.;leaflets sessile;thorns on stem/twigs;rachis slightly winged;small tree;coastal zone;savannas;

Brucea guineensis

Brucea guineensis


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

G.Don


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 692


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Gymnostemon zaizou

Gymnostemon zaizou


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aubréville & Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 692


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tall tree resembling in habit an Entandrophragma, with its tufted leaves at the end of the branches. Stem with heavy root swellings at the base but no buttresses; bark smooth or longitudinally fissured in old specimens. Slash thick, brittle, yellowish brown, exuding some resin. Leaves paripinnate; sun-leaves 3 – 6 jugate with leathery, acuminate leaflets, asymmetric at the base; shade-leaves with more pairs of leaflets, more papery, less asymmetric. Fine glandular points near the tip of the leaf above. Fruits big, rounded, ± 10 x 8 cm, on a very thick stalk, with a grey, pustulate surface, containing one big seed. Tree not yet recorded from Liberia but present in Ivory Coast.

Quassia silvestris

Quassia silvestris


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Hannoa klaineana


Author (Species)

(Voorh.) Cheek & Jongkind


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 63: 247–250


Vouchers

van Dillewijn 65 (WAG); van Harten 39 (K, MO, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Yaglu (Gio) hannoa (effeu) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Buoyele (Mano) Polupoweh (Sapo)


Notes

A fairly common, tall tree, mostly of secondary formations but occasionally a gap species in high forest, to 33 m high and 100 cm Ø. Stem straight with hardly any root swellings; the crown dense and globular. The bark of younger trees is smooth and grey but may turn rough with a thick layer of dead tissue on older trees. Slash fairly thick, nearly white or yellowish, soft and fibrous, bitter. The wood is soft and white. Leaves impar-pinnate, with (sub)opposite leaflets; leaflets with rounded or emarginate apex, ± 8 pairs of indistinct laterals; venation faint. Fruits formed by 1 – 5 ellipsoid drupes on a common stalk, ± 2 x 1.5 cm, purplish black, with a fleshy layer of about 2 mm thick around a single, woody endocarp, containing one seed that loosely fits, which makes the fruit buoyant. Saplings long and slender, unbranched with a dense terminal tuft of very long leaves. See also PROTA database (as Quassia undulata). Syn.: Quassia undulata forma silvestris