FWTA 1: 47; Flore Mt Nimba 2: 882
Jansen 1261 (WAG); de Wilde 3667 (WAG)
Small tree from the drier forests, fluted when large, with the branches clustered at the top. Slash soft, thick, finely contoured, easily peelable, sometimes with black outer layer, pale pinkish-yellow, turning brown, wet and gritty, fragrant. Leaves simple, alternate, glossy, slender, often oblanceolate and drip-tipped, usually less than 3 cm wide, with a sligthly undulate margin. Blade usually with less than 11 pairs of laterals, looping into each other at ± 2/3 off the margin; laterals prominent above. Fruit carpels velvety with dense yellow hairs, smooth, to 7 cm long. Note: the Adam drawing suggests an obtuse, slightly cordate base and a squarish twig.