Xylopia staudtii

Xylopia staudtii


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: 41


Vouchers

Adam 16733 (WAG); Voorhoeve 19 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

so-pueh (Gio) Sana (Mano) Sorsaybea (Sapo)


Notes

Small to medium sized tree to 27 m and occasionally 75 cm Ø. Bole straight and forming a distinct axis but rarely reaching the ground because of the often high, thin stilt roots. Crown small with whorled branches. Bark light brown and flaky with shallow cracks; slash thick, soft, stringy-fibrous, striped yellow-brown to pink, with a sweet aromatic scent. Leaves simple, alternate, mostly obovate. Fruit carpels 3 – 5 together, each about 5 cm long, rather fat, curved and constricted between the seeds; seeds with a cupular aril. Tree of moist valleys but occasionally on upper slopes. See also PROTA database.

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