FWTA 1: 492
Adam 21198 (K); Voorhoeve 1029 (WAG)
A fairly rare tree of the high forest; it may grow into an emergent tree of 50 m, with a dome-shaped crown and high buttresses, often extending in butt flares along the stem. Bark on the buttresses striate; on the stem with small, roundish scales leaving red or reddish brown patches, making the stem reddish when many scales are shed simultaneously. Saplings have leaflets resembling those of A. kerstingii. The young tree has a smooth, grey bark, resembling that of Piptadeniastrum. Slash fairly thin, fibrous-brittle, pale red outside, pale yellow inside with darker stripes; it has a sweet taste. Fruit a thin-coriaceous, indehiscent pod 15 – 22 x 3.5 – 5 cm, pale yellow when ripe, witj 1 – 3 seeds. The tree as a whole slightly resembles Klainedoxa, but the slash does not fill up with a clear sap. The shiny, often truncate – emarginate leaflets with a distinct fine venation are diagnostic. New leaves in brilliant red flushes. First leaves of seedlings resembling those of Aphanocalyx microphyllus, but place of cotelydons is different. Seedlings common near the mother tree. See also PROTA database.