Newtonia aubrevillei

Newtonia aubrevillei


Leguminosae Mim


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Pellegrin) Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 489


Vouchers

Daniel 114 (BR); de Wilde 3877 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Gonlelu (Gio) Njaloe (Krahn) pellegrin (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Blodieh (Sapo)


Notes

A fairly large tree with narrow but high buttresses and a short, irregular bole; slash with a distinct smell of cheese, slowly exuding a honey-coloured, clear, sticky sap; throughout Liberia in high forest and older secondary forests. Bark of the buttresses often stripped off because of its reportedly strengthening effect for men. Leaf bipinnate, each leaf with 2 – 4 pinnae; each pinna with ± 4 more or less falcate leaflets. Fruit a thin, elongate pod with characteristic winged seeds. See also PROTA database.

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