Rhodognaphalon brevicuspe

Rhodognaphalon brevicuspe


Bombacaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Bombax brevicuspe


Author (Species)

(Sprague) Roberty


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 33: 255


Vouchers

Cooper 421 (K); Voorhoeve 652 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tall tree to 45 m and 120 cm Ø, more common in the high forest, less so in the secondary forest. When young the stems may have thorns. The base on older trees have well-developed buttresses. Slash on the stem dark purplish red, interspersed with lighter red or white stripes of dilatation tissue; ripple marks clearly visible in the cambium zone. Leaves digitate, altrnate, the leaflets obovate. The crown of the tree is usually narrow; the fruits open in the dry season, at which time the crown is covered with bright brown masses of fluff. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Bombax brevicuspe.

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