Inhambanella guereensis

Inhambanella guereensis


Sapotaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (near endemic)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Kantou guereensis


Author (Species)

(Aubréville & Pellegrin) Pennington


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Pennington, 1991: 142


Vouchers

Harley 2049 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can grow into a very big tree, to 50 m tall; rare, found in the wet evergreen forest of Liberia and SW Ivory Coast. Base with heavy root swellings or large buttresses. Bark scaly with longitudinal fissures; slash thin, brown outside, white inside, mottled orange, exuding white latex. Leaf clustered at end of branchlets, with a petiole of 3 – 6 cm, rounded or emarginate top (but acute in shade leaves). Fruits globular, about 8 cm across, bright red, often 1-seeded in a thick pulp. Syn.: Kantou guereensis.

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