Nauclea aff. vanderguchtii
Can grow into a very large tree in swampy terrain, accompanying Hallea ledermannii, up to 33 m tall and 90 cm Ø with dark green foliage; slash pink and fibrous. The leaves are glabrous. Nauclea vanderguchtii also occurs in Nigeria and further south. From Nigeria it is reported to have ants live in the twigs. The Nauclea vanderguchtii, found in Liberia and Sierra Leone, has big, round, fleshy, pitted fruits of about 8 cm Ø, with a little wart in the middle of the pits. This description does not match the fruits of the Nigerian species but complies with descriptions from Gabon. Possisbly wrongly used name: Nauclea xantoxylon (see A4). See also PROTA database.