Upper Guinean Forest
Blumea 12: 227
van Dillewijn 57 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1060 (WAG)
A medium or even big tree of the rainforest, to 45 m tall and 120 cm Ø. Little preference for soil but not in marshy places. Base of the tree a bit swollen, with heavy root swellings, or entirely straight. Bark smooth or finely rough, only cracked on old trees. Bark usually grey greenish; slash hard and compact-fibrous, bright red, turning brown-red on exposure, sticky to the touch. A brown sticky gum may slowly exude from the wound. Leaf simple, with small intrapetiolar stipules; often two pointed stipels at top of very short petiole; a few ± basal laterals. Fruit a flat, yellowish brown, smooth pod up to 11 cm long and 3 – 4 cm wide; pod with a faint lateral ridge. See also PROTA database.