Milicia regia

Milicia regia


Moraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Chlorophora regia


Author (Species)

(A.Chevalier) C.C.Berg


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 52: 227


Vouchers

Cooper 332 (K); van Meer 308 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Guh (Gio) Geh (Krahn) Kaju (Sapo) Kaee (Sapo)


Notes

Can grow into an emergent tree of the rainforest, to 45 m tall and 120 cm Ø. The base of the tree has heavy root swellings, often extending into far-reaching surface roots and in thick, narrow butt flares. Crown with steeply ascending branches. Bark dark brown to black, thick and rough, scaly and pitted or grooved, often with large yellow of pale brown lenticels, especially on the spreading roots. Slash hard as a stone, granular, yellow-brown with white streaks, exuding a white or creamy or even pale-yellow latex. “Fruit” like short sausages of 5 – 8 x 2 cm, composed of numerous small fruits containing small brown nuts. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Chlorophora regia. Tree very similar to M. excelsa, but the leaves different: M. regia has 6 – 10 pairs of laterals and an open fine reticulation; M. excelsa (10-) 14 – 18 pairs of laterals and a very fine indumentum between the veins. M. excelsa is a tree of the semi deciduous forest. Both species mingle in the transition from rainforest into drier forest. See also PROTA database.

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