Vepris tabouensis

Vepris tabouensis


Rutaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Araliopsis tabouensis; Vepris soyauxii


Author (Species)

(Aubréville & Pellegrin) W.Mziray


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Symb.Bot.Ups. 30: 76


Vouchers

Jansen 878 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1005 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

araliopsis (grenian) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Generally a medium-sized but sometimes tall tree to 40 m, with a massive bole, low root swellings and yellowish corky pustules or warts on the bark: “chicken popo”. Tree of the rain forest/semi-deciduous forest, often together with Lophira alata. Terminal buds with sticky gum. Slash dirty yellow, turning brown, with a hot bitter taste. Leaf digitate with(3) 5 (9) leaflets with many parallel laterals and translucent points, glossy on both sides; central leaflet largest; petiolules 0.5 – 2 cm long, swollen at the base. Syn.: Araliopsis tabouensis/Vepris soyauxii

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