Entandrophragma candollei

Entandrophragma candollei


Meliaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Harms


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 700; Flore Mt Nimba 2: 820


Vouchers

Jongkind 9141 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1310 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tall tree found scattered in the moist semi-deciduous forest, hardly penetrating into the rainforest, to 45 m high and 180 cm Ø. Base usually with heavy, thick root swellings, rarely with buttresses. Bark yellowish – dark grey, irregularly scaly, the roundish scales leaving shallow pits when shed. Slash pinkish light brown, granular, with orange stony inclusions – sometimes after a while exuding some clear gum, not fragrant, with faint ripple marks. Fruit spindle shaped, rounded at the top, opening from the base with 5 recurving valves; seeds winged, the wings to 12 cm long. Leaves pari-pinnate, clustered; opposite leaflets; the very prominent, puberulous laterals on the underside of the leaflets are diagnostic. See also PROTA database.

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