Phyllocosmus africanus

Phyllocosmus africanus


Linaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Hooker f.) Klotzsch


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 19: 523


Vouchers

Bos 2295 (BR, K, WAG); van Harten 146 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small understory tree which will grow up to 15 m and reaching 60 cm Ø; tree sometimes gregarious. It can be a weed tree in plantations. Leaf simple, alternate; margin entire but with fine teeth close to the tip; venation scalariform. Fruit a small capsule of about 5 mm long, containing one or two seeds with arils. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Ochtocosmus africanus.

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