Psydrax subcordata

Psydrax subcordata


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Canthium subcordatum


Author (Species)

(DC.) Bridson


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 40: 698


Vouchers

Bos 2151 (WAG); Jansen 2280 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Tlodweh/ Talotweh (Sapo)


Notes

Small, common pioneer tree of secondary forests with typical umbrella crown; long, slender, branches clustered at end of stem at regular distances; stems often with ants nests on it; twigs ± 4-sided, soon hollow, inhabited with small, black, painful ants; bark smooth with reddish lenticels; slash creamy with orange gritty streaks, soon discolouring, exuding some reddish watery sap. Leaves (sub)cordate – rounded, distichous; blade with hairy domatia; petiole slightly winged. Syn.: Canthium subcordatum.

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