Liberia (near endemic)
BJBB 34: 422
Bos 2360 (K, WAG); Jongkind 7041 (WAG)
bibi/ bebe (Lorma) Wolweh (Sapo)
Small or medium-sized tree, rarely a large tree, to 25 m high and 60 cm Ø, both in high forest and secondary forest, often gregarious, with little preference for site. Base of the tree with sharp root ridges but not with buttresses; quite often the tree has low stilt roots. Understory and secondary forest trees often poorly shaped, angular, knotty, and branched. The tree coppices very well. Slash brittle when young, fibrous on older trees, light or bright brown, slightly sticky. White flowers very fragrant; fruit a curved, flat, dehiscent pod with 1 – 2 seeds. Just above the leaf axil usually 1 – 3 small, black hard excrescences in a vertical row on the twig. Leaf pari-pinnate, with 3 – 4 juga; leaflets of young shoots very large, up to 50 x 15 cm, thick-coriaceous. Syn.: Kaoue stapfiana.