Majidea fosteri

Majidea fosteri


Sapindaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Sprague) Radlk.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 725


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 709 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A fair sized tree of the moist semi deciduous forest, to 25 m tall and 100 cm Ø, irregular stem; buttresses or fluted base, the fluted reaching up to 5 m. Bark grayish or reddish, finely longitudinally ribbed; slash thin, pale pinkish brown outside with orange grit and a strong medicinal smell. Twigs slightly flattened below the nodes, lenticellate. Leaves with 7 – 18 subopposite or alternate, oblong lanceolate, slightly falcate leaflets. Rachis slightly broadened just below the leaflets; margin mostly entire. Fruit a 2 – 3 lobed capsule like an inflated membrane, about 3 cm big, finely pinkish hairy outside, bright red inside. Seedlings with winged petioles often abundant near the mother tree. Found in NW Liberia at higher altitudes, on rocky soils, gregarious.See also PROTA database.

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