Upper Guinean Forest
FWTA 2: 19
Cooper 311 (K); Voorhoeve 1101 (WAG)
Can grow into a large tree of the rain forest, to 35 m tall and 80 cm Ø. Bark smooth, even in older trees, shedding small, thin bark scales; slash reddish or red-orange, rather thin, exuding a copious white latex. Leaves nearly in whorls, at least at the end of the twigs, with small stipules, 7 – 15 x 2.5 – 5 cm on flowering twigs but much larger on sterile shoots, to 35 cm long; nodes markedly swollen. Fruit rounded, 7 – 8 cm, the seeds 3 – 5 cm. Tree similar in habit to Neolemonniera batesii, which has bigger leaves and may not be a separate species but a form with bigger leaves, limited to the wettest parts of the rainforest. Syn.: Lemonniera clitandrifolia.