Trichilia tessmannii

Trichilia tessmannii


Meliaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Trichilia lanata


Author (Species)

Harms


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Med.LHW 68-2: 171


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 285 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Trentueh (Sapo)


Notes

A widely spread forest tree to 30 m tall and 40 cm Ø, with a straight, cylindrical base and grayish, smooth or slightly scaly bark, peeling off in plates. Older trees may have small buttresses. Slash creamy pink, about 1 cm thick, slowly exuding a little creamy or yellowish latex. Leaf pari-pinnate with opposite leaflets with soft orange hairs beneath. Fruit a 3-chambered, sub-globose, stalked capsule of 2.5 – 3 cm across, pinkish-purple or purplish red, velutinous; seeds 2 in each chamber, dark brown or blackish, for the larger part covered with an orange-red aril. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Trichilia lanata.

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