Sarcocephalus latifolius

Sarcocephalus latifolius


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Grassland


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Nauclea latifolia/Nauclea esculenta


Author (Species)

(Smith) Bruce


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FTEA Rubiaceae: 439


Vouchers

Bos 1881 (BR, K, WAG); de Wilde 3816 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Leaf structure very similar to Nauclea diderichii but this is a straggling road side shrub or small tree to 6 m., with the leaves in two rows along the twigs (distichous), and with white fragrant flowers. The stipules are triangular, very different from the big obovate stipules of Nauclea. Reported from savanna woodland but in Liberia a fairly common roadside shrub/treelet. Syn.: Nauclea latifolia, Nauclea esculenta.

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