Canarium schweinfurthii

Canarium schweinfurthii


Burseraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Engler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 697


Vouchers

de Wilde 3708 (WAG); Voorhoeve 203 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Dialea (Krahn) Being (Gio) Botue (Krahn) aiele (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Candle stick (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Portueh/ Poutue (Sapo)


Notes

Upper canopy or even emergent tree of the rainforest and semi-deciduous forest, and gallery forests, to 50 m tall and 150 (180) cm Ø; base of the tree swollen or with low, thick spreading root swellings, developing into heavy root ridges as high as 90 cm and 40 cm thick, and spreading far from the tree in sinuous curves. Bole straight and cylindrical, abruptly turning into a heavily branched, spreading crown, characterized by its clusters of leaves at the end of the twigs. Slash light brown with a strong turpentine smell, slowly exuding an imflammable resin. Leaves alternate, imparipinnate, clustered, with 17 – 25 leaflets with a 2 -5 mm long petiolule; terminal leaflet with a cuneate base and a longer petiolule. Fruits purplish, about 3 cm long, containing a 6-ribbed nut of ± 2.5 cm. Seedlings very characteristic with 5-fingered cotelydons.

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