Liberia (likely to occur)
Med.LHW 68-2: 28
A tall tree in montane forests above 800 m, recorded from Guinea and Ivory Coast but not yet from the Nimba area where it might occur. Base of the tree with small, sometimes high buttresses. Bark very thick, outside smooth or slightly rough, with longitudinal fissures or slightly cracked. Slash rather soft, cream-coloured, quickly turning pink or reddish brown, often vertically brownish and white streaked, sometimes with cedar smell, often exuding drops of rather thick, off-white latex from near the cambium. Young twigs often flattened or angular. Leaves 15 – 55 cm long, 5 -6 jugate, hairy, the petiole flattened above. Flowers cream coloured. Fruit a 3 (4)-chambered obovoid to subglobular, sessile capsule of 2 – 3.5 x 2.5 – 4 cm, nearly round when mature, with a dense pale brown indumentum of fine hairs. Seeds 1 – 2 in each chamber, partly enclosed by a scarlet or orange-red aril. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Trichilia splendida.