Ximenia americana

Ximenia americana


Olacaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Grassland


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

L.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 646


Vouchers

Jansen 2462 (WAG); Stoop – v.d. Kasteele 240 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Komu (belle) Monkey apple (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Small spiny tree of dry vegetation, including coastal savannas; sharp single spines of 1 cm long in leaf axils of zigzag twigs. Leaves ovate with about 5 curved laterals, entire margin.The tip may be finely remarginate or mucronate. Small, yellow, edible fruits with a hard stone.

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