Xylopia quintasii

Xylopia quintasii


Annonaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Engler & Diels


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 42


Vouchers

Harley 1294 (WAG); Voorhoeve 910 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Beje (Sapo)


Notes

Generally a slender tree to 27 m but rarely over 40 cm Ø; the bole is tapered, with a distinct axis supporting a small, narrow, conical crown with thin, horizontal branches. Base slightly fluted or with indistinct shallow buttresses – and occasionally with low stilt roots. Bark dark brown, fissured and scaly, hard, with a soft, yellowish-brown inner layer; slash thin, stringy-fibrous, aromatic, easily peelable, light brown, darkening on exposure. Twigs with conspicuous lenticels and sharp ridges between nodes (see photo of X. letestui). Canopy leaves obovate but shadow leaves more ovate/elliptic and acute. Laterals 6 – 8, looping onto a sub-marginal nerve. Fruit 3 – 5 carpels similar to those of X. staudtii, but the seed nearly covered by the aril. See also PROTA database.

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