FWTA 1: 449
Blyden 986 (WAG); van Meer 247 (WAG)
A tree both of the riparian zone and the high forest, smaller than D. aubrevillei, with narrow, thin butt flares. dentification by leaves only difficult because many intermediate forms exist. Bark lacks the numerous black lenticels of D. aubrevillei. Slash more yellowish. Slash 3 – 4 mm thin, very brittle, yellowish on the outside, reddish on the inside, slowly exuding a red juice that solidifies black. Very fine ripple marks visible. The wood is very hard and dulls cutting tools. Leaf pinnate with sub-opposite or alternate leaflets, with 5 – 9 leaflets; leaflets with rounded – long caudate apex. Fruit sub-globose/ovoid, about 1.5 – 2.5 x 1 – 1.5 cm, densely black velutinous.