Upper Guinean Forest
BJBB 39: 351
Harley 1182 (WAG); Jansen 1903 (BR, WAG)
Can grow into a tree of 25 m tall and 80 cm Ø; most common in the wetter parts of the rainforest. It is a straight tree; the crown is small and dense with numerous fairly short, horizontal branches. Big fruits with numerous, oil-rich seeds. Evergreen, dioecious medium-sized tree, without buttresses; bark surface yellowish brown or reddish brown, with small, irregular scales, inner bark reddish brown with sometimes pale yellow streaks, exuding a colourless or pale yellowish sap or exuding a thick yellowish latex. Leaves opposite, simple and entire; stipules absent; petiole 1-1.5 cm long, grooved above; blade elliptical to narrowly obovate, 12-25 cm × 5-9 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, thinly leathery, glabrous, shiny above, pinnately veined with numerous, straight, laterals. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Allanblackia floribunda.