Omphalocarpum elatum

Omphalocarpum elatum


Sapotaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Omphalocarpum anocentrum


Author (Species)

Miers


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 18


Vouchers

Cooper 81 (BM); Cooper 383 (BM)


Common Name(s)

Nyentuweh (Sapo) Yennatueh (Sapo)


Notes

Tall tree, to 30 m high and 80 cm Ø, with a long, straight stem and slightly fluted at base but no buttresses. Bark reddish brown and scaly with vertical rows of lenticels; slash reddish brown with vague orange and white streaks, fibrous, exuding an abundant white latex. Leaves up to 25 x 8 cm, bunched at end of branchlets, nearly sessile, ± 9 pairs of laterals. Fruits growing on the stem, flattened subglobose, about 15 x 8 cm, hard outside and with a whitish pulp, containing numerous seeds. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Omphalocarpum anocentrum.

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