Chytranthus angustifolius

Chytranthus angustifolius


Sapindaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Chytranthus bracteosus


Author (Species)

Excell


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Treelet to 8 m tall and 5 cm Ø. Leaves long, to 80 cm, with 8 – 12 pairs of leaflets; leaflets ± leathery, oblong with parallel margins, shiny beneath, 20 – 40 cm long, to 7 cm wide, with a long acuminate drip-tip; 12 – 24 pairs of laterals joining a sub marginal nerve. Inflorescnces born on the stem (cauliflorous), to 40 cm long, with brownish hairs. Fruits with a 5-lobed persistent calyx, pointed at the tip, 7 – 10 x 8 – 15 cm, with 5 – 7 main sharp ridges and 2 – 5 smaller ridges in between. Rare treelet in swamps Synonym: Chytranthys bracteosus NB.: a much more common small tree is Chytranthus carneus, not yet collected in Liberia but probably present; the last few pairs of leaflets are distinctly obovate; rachis extending beyond last pair of leaflets; the twigs have two groves below the node. Fruits with 6 ridges, 3 of them more prominent

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