Upper Guinean Forest
FWTA 2: 35
de Koning 430 (WAG); van Meer 123 (WAG)
cabbage tree (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Payleeboloweh (Sapo) Podeblowueh (Sapo)
Tree of secondary forest in the evergreen forest zone, mostly in swamps. with double spines on the stem just above the leave and large leaves in terminal tufts. Leaves simple, opposite, obovate, with an undulate margin, obtuse/rounded apex, long-cuneate base. Note the large, ‘keeled’ leaves. Tree sometimes with stilt roots. See also PROTA database.