Hallea stipulosa

Hallea stipulosa


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Mitragyne stipulosa


Author (Species)

(DC.) Leroy


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 2, 15: 66


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 212 (WAG); Voorhoeve 717 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Bo (Gio) dong (Krahn) Poloweh (Sapo)


Notes

A tree very similar to H. ledermannii, but common in the drier forests; in Liberia only in the northern regions. Without the flowers/fruits the two species are difficult to separate. It can grow into a tree of 35 m and 100 cm Ø. Slash thick, soft, fibrous-granular, pink turning brown; often with “knee roots” (pneumatophores). Leaves simple, opposite, broadly ovate or nearly round; interpetiolar stipules type 4; nerves ± scalariform; tuft domatia sometimes visible.See also PROTA database. Syn.: Mitragyna stipulosa.

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