Neolemonniera clitandrifolia

Neolemonniera clitandrifolia


Sapotaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Endangered


Synonyms

Lemonniera clitandrifolia


Author (Species)

(A.Chevalier) Heine


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 19


Vouchers

Cooper 311 (K); Voorhoeve 1101 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

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.

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