Mansonia altissima

Mansonia altissima


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(A.Chevalier) A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 313; Voorhoeve, 1979: 23


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

mansonia (bete) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Rare, medium-sized tree of the deciduous forest, rarely over 30 m and 70 cm Ø; crown small, rounded, dense, with horizontal branches. Bole clear, slender, straight, with short, sharp plank buttresses or long narrow ones. Slash thick, brown, with light brown or white vertical streaks, rapidly oxidizing on exposure, with a small amount of reddish sap; ripple marks in sapwood. Twigs with ring scars at nodes. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate, with 5 basal nerves; venation lax scalariform; stellate hairs often present (+ normal hairs) Fruits 1 – 5 on a common stalk, winged. See also PROTA database

Leptonychia occidentalis

Leptonychia occidentalis


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 316


Vouchers

Baldwin 10245 (WAG); Jongkind 6118 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree or shrub with thin leaves, a short petiole; blade 3-nerved at base and 4 – 6 pairs of laterals with pit domatia. Venation ± scalariform.

Cola digitata

Cola digitata


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Mast.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 326


Vouchers

Bos 2096 (WAG); Jongkind 5650 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Weeyeatui (Sapo)


Notes

Small pioneer tree, road sides, gaps. Leaves digitate with lobed leaflets; carpels red inside when opening.

Waltheria lanceolata

Waltheria lanceolata


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

R.Br. ex Mast.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 319


Vouchers

Baldwin 10679 (K); Linder 882 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cola lateritia var. maclaudi

Cola lateritia var. maclaudi


Sterculiaceae


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 understory tree, often crooked, that nevertheless can be 50 cm Ø, with a large and spreading crown; slash fibrous, pink – orange-ish with sticky exudate; in moist forests and swamps. Fruit looking very similar to a cacao pod, growing in clusters on the stem, red or yellow. Leaves palmate with 3 strong basal laterals, entire or sometimes broadly3-lobed. Note: The other variety, var. lateritia, occurs from SE Nigeria further East. In Ivory Coast and further east there is a tall tree in the drier forest types, C. gigantea, with its leaves more cordate. Not recorded from Liberia.

Cola lorougnonis

Cola lorougnonis


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aké Assi


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Bull. IFAN. 41: 483


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Treelet. Leaves 12 – 30 x 4 – 11 cm, with 10 – 14 pairs of laterals; stipules persistent in bunches, 5 – 20 mm long, 2 mm wide, thin and glabrous. Fruit carpels 2 – 8, knobbly, each carpel 2 – 4 x 2 – 2.5 cm. Tree locally gregarious (in Ivory Coast).

Pterygota bequaertii

Pterygota bequaertii


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

De Wild.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 320


Vouchers

Jongkind 9098 (WAG); Jongkind 10055 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can be a large forest tree with sharp buttresses. Slash soft, pithy-fibrous, white – pale orange, with streaks of orange gritty flecks. Leaves simple, alternate, oblong-ovate, distinctly 3-nerved at base, 10 – 18 cm long. Margin entire, apex obtuse- acute, base truncate to slightly cordate. About 4 pairs of laterals, including the basel pair. Fruits 5 – 10 cm, asymmetric, with winged seeds.

Cola chlamydantha

Cola chlamydantha


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Chlamydocola chlamydantha


Author (Species)

K.Schum.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 328


Vouchers

Baldwin 10241 (K); Jansen 1710 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A medium-sized cauliflorous, little branched tree, to 20 m. Slash whitish, turning brown. Flowers deep red; the edible fruits (bush bananas) grow in clusters on the stem, with red seeds. Leaves mostly digitate, with very long petiole, to 75 cm and long leaflets, up to 80 cm; leaflets entire, oblanceolate, the laterals widely spaced; stellate hairs sparse. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Chlamydocola chlamydantha (in PROTA).

Hildegardia barteri

Hildegardia barteri


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Mast.) Kosterm.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 332


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Medium sized tree of dry, rocky inland forests. Leaves simple, alternate, heart-shaped, with a long petiole; blade with 5 – 7 basal nerves curving back into the cordate lobes. Stellate hairs may be present. Young trees with whorled boughs; older trees with a smooth, greenish, lenticellate bark; slash spongy, white, with vertical bands and a strong smell. Not yet recorded from Liberia.

Cola millenii

Cola millenii


Sterculiaceae



Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)

K. Schum.


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Tree resembling C. heterophylla but all the leaves are normally 3-lobed, sometimes 5-lobed. Medium sized tree; outer bark smooth, lenticellate, slash pale yellow, soft, with narrow ladder like strands. Also a tree of rocky sites. Fruits lacking the long point of C. heterophylla. It can become a medium-sized tree. Note: intermediate forms with C. heterophylla may be found, perhaps as a result of cross pollination.