Bosqueia angolensis, B. phoberos
BJBB 47: 299; Voorhoeve, 1979: 281
Voorhoeve 592 (WAG); Jongkind 6732 (WAG)
Tree of the semi deciduous forest, ? 30 m tall and 60 cm Ø, with a strongly fluted base. Bark smooth, very lenticellate, easy to tear off in long strips. Slash fairly thin, yellowish or pinkish-reddish, with abundant flow of cream-coloured latex, turning purple-red when drying. Leaves shiny green beneath, the lamina with two very small but distinct lobes at the base. Terminal bud enclosed by stipules that leave an annular scar when shed. Fruit like a blue plum when ripe, 18 – 25 x 12 mm, containing one seed. Syn.: Bosqueia angolensis/Bosqueia phoberos.