Pycnanthus angolensis

Pycnanthus angolensis


Myristicaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Phaulopsis sylvestris


Author (Species)

(Welwitsch) Warb.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 61


Vouchers

Bos 2570 (BR, K, WAG); van Dillewijn 62 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Diehn (Gio) Djurutue (Krahn) Ilomba (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Teelia (Sapo)


Notes

A fairly fast growing, light demanding species of younger and old secondary forests, with a characteristic crown of whorled branches, the twigs drooping, with drooping distichous leaves. Very old specimens can reach a height of 35 m and 120 cm Ø. Bark light brown, somewhat flaky; slash medium thick, granular, pale red – reddish brown, exuding a reddish or grayish sap turning red. Sapwood white, soft. The simple, alternate, distichous, drooping leaves are narrowly oblong, 10 – 30 x 3 – 8 cm, cordate at base, with 20 – 35 pairs of laterals, nearly always riddled with holes. Young leaves with a brown indumentum of branched hairs. The elliptic fruits, 2 – 4 cm long, open with 2 thick vales, exposing a single seed with a red, laciniate aril; seed ruminate. See also PROTA database.

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