Santiria trimera

Santiria trimera


Burseraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Oliver) Aubréville


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 696


Vouchers

Bos 2221 (BR, K, WAG); Versteegh 755 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small understory tree of the coastal forest zone but also in the hinterland, to 20 m high and 20 (-30) cm Ø, with many laterally flattened stilt roots, a straight, slender bole, and a deep, finely branched crown. Not to be confused with Xylopia staudtii which has a similar base but different leaves and fruits. Bark normally quite smooth and grey; slash thin and hard, gritty-granular and mottled yellow-white, with a strong turpentine smell. Leaves impari-pinnate, with the base of the petiole markedly swollen; leaflets opposite. Fruits purplish black when ripe, ellipsoid but excentric, flattened, with the remains of the style on one side, 2 – 2.5 cm x about 1.5 cm, with a turpentine smell.

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