Med.LUW 81-2: 10
Harley 1136 (WAG); Jansen 1839 (WAG)
A wide-spread tree in the drier forest zones, slightly resembling Funtumia but with a distinctly different slash: a thin, greyish outer layer with a green layer beneath it, then a brown middle layer, then a yellowish-pink, mottled inner layer, exuding an abundant white latex. Medium-sized tree, straight or slightly fluted, with lenticellate bark at first, later cracked with the outer bark forming squarish bark scales. Leaves simple, opposite, 5 – 18 x 2 – 8 cm, (long) acuminate, cuneate/obtuse at base, with entire margin. 6 – 12 pairs of laterals, domatia indistinct: thin row of fine hairs along the midrib and the base of the lateral. Fine venation more or less transverse scalariform. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, white. Fruits resembling those of Alstonia and Pleioceras: pairs of long, thin carpels on a common stalk, 30 – 60 cm long, with numerous seeds with a tuft of hairs on one side.