Lychnodiscus dananensis

Lychnodiscus dananensis


Sapindaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

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Author (Species)

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Rank

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Taxon

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Author (Sub Species/Variant)

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Literature

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Vouchers

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Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small understory tree of the semi deciduous forests of the upper Cavally river, but also in Ghana, to 15 m high and 20 cm Ø, sometimes gregarious. Branches with petiole scars of shed leaves. Stem smooth, grey brown, with many oblong vertical lenticels. Slash light brown, turning darker on exposure. Leaves long, the rachis up to 60 cm; 10 – 12 alternate or subopposite leaflets, densely hairy beneath or, where the hairs dropped off with silvery “snail trails”; sometimes the upper part of the leaflet edge slightly serrated; venation slightly scalariform. Flowers about 1.5 cm across, in large terminal panicles, yellowish white with a strong smell. Fruits yellow when ripe, 3-4 lobed, hairy outside, red and glabrous inside, with orange seeds in a red skin.

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