Cathormion altissimum

Cathormion altissimum


Leguminosae Mim


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Albizia altissima


Author (Species)

(Hooker f.) Hutch. & Dandy


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 504


Vouchers

Jansen 1225 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1283 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small or medium sized tree of river borders, 15 – 20 m tall and 50 cm Ø, low-branched. Stem with sharp thorns (spines). Bark very thin and scaly. A big gland on the petiole and one at the top of the rachis. The upper leaflet of the first pair of leaflets on a pinna reduced to a mere point. Curved pods remain on the tree for a long time; they are used for tanning skins. Another tree with thorns and very small leaflets is Plagiosiphon emarginatus – but its leaves are pinnate and not bipinnate. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Albizia altissima (in PROTA)

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