Med.LHW 68-2: 130
Jongkind 9235 (WAG)
A medium-sized tree in the moist forest, more shrubby in gallery forests, drier forests and savanna regions; as a tree to 20 m high and 40 (100?) cm Ø, often low-branched, sometimes with small buttresses. Bark pale brown, rather flaky. Slash fibrous, contoured, slightly scented. Leaves impari-pinnate with opposite leaflets, the rachis slightly winged. Fruit a hardly stalked, sub-globose capsule, 1.5 – 2.5 cm across, glabrous. Seeds dark brown, glossy, for 1/3 – ¼ covered with a red fleshy aril. There are 2 varieties in West Africa: T. p. var. prieuriana is found in the drier forest regions, T. p. var. vermoesenii is found in the semi-deciduous forests; the photos were taken in the Nimba mountains. See also PROTA database.