Beilschmiedia mannii

Beilschmiedia mannii


Lauraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Beilschmiedia bitehi


Author (Species)

(Meisn.) Bentham & Hooker f.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 57


Vouchers

Jongkind 6110 (WAG); Baldwin 10134 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Kwintofi (Gio) Biditu (Krahn) kanda (tawa) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Bubueh (Sapo)


Notes

Can grow into a tall tree of 35 m and up to 1 m Ø. Throughout the rainforest, often in slightly swampy places; base with heavy root swellings or low, sharp buttresses to 1 m high, on steep slopes occasionally forming high butt flares. Bole very often slightly angular and sinuous. Slash pinkish red/brown, turning red-brown on exposure, brittle, moist, with a strong sweet, cedar-like smell somewhat like plum (Mango). Leaves simple, alternate, often keel-shaped and ± falcate or asymmetric. Fruit red when ripe, 4 – 5.5. cm long, spindle-shaped. B. bitehi mentioned by Aubréville may be the same as B. mannii. Two smaller relatives of B. mannii occur in Liberia: B. caudata and B. chevalieri; they seem to have a similar scented slash and also the leaves are somewhat similar, albeit more caudate. More material and field descriptions are needed for identification in the field. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Beilschmiedia bitehi

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