Chrysophyllum africanum

Chrysophyllum africanum


Sapotaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Chrysophyllum delevoyi


Author (Species)

A.DC.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Bull. MNHN Paris sér. 4, 11: 459


Vouchers

Harley 1783 (K); Jongkind 6354 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Boh (Gio) Sieta (Krahn) Yennatueh (Sapo)


Notes

Medium sized tree to 25 m and 60 cm Ø; usually a river border tree with an irregular, fluted, short stem with adventitious roots; bark smooth, very thin; slash brown. with white latex; dense crown with a yellowish tinge; leaves initially reddish-brown pubescent beneath, later silvery; usually more than 20 pairs of laterals; fine nerves ± traverse scalariform. Fruits when ripe yellowish, pointed, ± 6 cm. IN FFCI the variety “aubrevillei” is recognized, the fruits having a more rounded base then the usually tapered ends of C. africanum. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Chrysophyllum delevoyi.

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