Melochia corchorifolia

Melochia corchorifolia


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Cultivated Areas


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

L.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 318


Vouchers

Vogel 30 (K); Vogel 59 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cola simiarum

Cola simiarum


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Sprague ex Brenan & Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 330


Vouchers

de Wilde 3726 (WAG); de Wilde 3776 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Byttneria catalpifolia

Byttneria catalpifolia


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Jacq.


Rank

ssp.


Taxon

africana


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

(Mast.) Exell & Mendonça


Literature

FWTA 1: 314; Flore Mt Nimba 1: 413


Vouchers

Adam 20706 (P)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Sterculia tragacantha

Sterculia tragacantha


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Lindley


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 321


Vouchers

Bos 2259 (WAG); Jansen 1377 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

To be rewritten

Heritiera utilis

Heritiera utilis


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Tarrietia utilis


Author (Species)

(Sprague) Sprague


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Reinwardtia 4: 534


Vouchers

Leeuwenberg 4825 (BR, K, WAG); Linder 664 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Niangon/ Whismore (Sapo) Pableeyea (Sapo)


Notes

A very common, medium sized or tall tree to 30 m, and 90 cm Ø, often with stilted plank roots. Habitat variable, from swampy sites to rocky hills. Bark clear yellowish brown, grooved longitudinally, thin; slash with a brown dead outer layer and pink, fibrous inner layer; often ripple marks are visible. Slash on the buttresses nearly white. The leaves are usually digitate with 5 – 7 leaflets and a long petiole, but young plants and flowering branches may have simple leaves. Crown with a golden brown hue when seen from below. Twigs and leaves densely golden brown pubescent with scaly hairs. Stipules soon falling off but leaving scars on the twigs. Fruits winged nuts, edible. See also PROTA database.

Cola triloba

Cola triloba


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(R.Br.) K.Schum.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 330


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cola reticulata

Cola reticulata


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 329; Flore Mt Nimba 1: 418


Vouchers

Jongkind 6511 (WAG); Voorhoeve 745 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Treelet to 10 m high and 10 cm Ø; common on mountains or rocky hills in the semi deciduous forest zone. Slash yellow, stringy. Fruit formed by a few free sessile, pointed, velvety carpels of about 3 cm long. Leaf 6 – 16 x 2 – 6 cm, cuneate at base, with 6 – 7 pairs of laterals, a darker venation above but a yellowish venation beneath. Young twigs very angular. Young parts with stellate hairs; petioles short on flowering twigs, longer on vegetative twigs.

Melochia melissifolia

Melochia melissifolia


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Cultivated Areas


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Bentham


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 318


Vouchers

Jansen 1176 (BR, K, WAG); van Harten 195 (HBG, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Cola laurifolia

Cola laurifolia


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Mast.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 328


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Medium-sized tree of the gallery forests and the northern parts of the deciduous forest; apparently always associated with rivers/creeks. Leaves simple, alternate, the petiole jointed at both ends; blade with red-brown hairs; apex rounded; ± 6 pairs of laterals. Fruits formed by 4 – 5 short-stalked carpels of 4 – 5 cm long. See PROTA database.

Sterculia oblonga

Sterculia oblonga


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: 321


Vouchers

Adam 20967 (K); Voorhoeve 284 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Kova/ Korva (Lorma) Gleetee (Mano) Swen (Sapo)


Notes

Tall tree to 30 m high and 100 cm Ø, mostly in the transition zone between rainforest and semi deciduous forest. Stem yellowish grey, with thin bark scales; slash pale white with yellow-orange spots under a thin green outer layer; with a distinctive smell. Leaves simple, alternate, reddish brown beneath with stellate hairs. Blade 6 – 14 x 5 – 8 cm, with 10 – 15 pairs of laterals. Tuft domatia in the nerve axils. Big oblong free woody carpels of 10 – 15 cm, containing numerous seeds. See also PROTA database.