Upper Guinean Forest
FWTA 1: 495
Voorhoeve 249 (WAG)
dan (Mano) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Quemah (Sapo)
Medium-sized to large tree, to 35 m and 150 cm Ø; bole often irregular and fluted, often bent with large, humped buttresses, descending “step-wise”. Often near water in rainforest and semi deciduous forest. Young trees with a smooth bark but older trees with thick scales, reddish brown; horizontal striations on buttresses, and horizontally arranged lenticels. Slash thin to medium, fibrous, reddish to light brown. The leaf has the same structure as Calpocalyx (short petiole with gland and only one pair of pinnae) but has more and narrower leaflets, rounded at the base and acuminate at the top. The woody, slightly S-shaped pods look somewhat like the pods of Pentaclethra or Calpocalyx. The exterior is grey and striate, the interior smooth, red-brown, with 4 – 8 flat, grey-brown seeds. See also PROTA database.