FWTA 1: 477
Jansen 1640 (WAG); Jongkind 7024 (WAG)
Semme (Gio) Bo (Krahn) limbali (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Gboyeatu (Sapo)
Medium-sized or large tree of dry sites in the rainforest, to 35 m high and 120 cm Ø, often gregarious; base of the tree straight, without root swellings; stem straight, slightly angular, often forked at a low level. Bark with a characteristic yellowish colour, covered with numerous small lenticels, flaking off with numerous irregular, thin bark flakes, giving the tree a shaggy habit. The flakes rub off easily, leaving shallow scars. Leaf with intrapetiolar but caducous stipules, with 3 – 5 juga and very short petiole. Pods with numerous traverse ridges and one pronounced lateral ridge, sometimes a vague second one close to the back. Slash medium thick, hard, compact-fibrous, pinkish brown or red-brown. New leaves in dark red flushes. Tree resembling G. bilineatum and G. splendidum, but these grow in marshy places. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Gilbertiodendron taiense.