Gymnostemon zaizou

Gymnostemon zaizou


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aubréville & Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 692


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tall tree resembling in habit an Entandrophragma, with its tufted leaves at the end of the branches. Stem with heavy root swellings at the base but no buttresses; bark smooth or longitudinally fissured in old specimens. Slash thick, brittle, yellowish brown, exuding some resin. Leaves paripinnate; sun-leaves 3 – 6 jugate with leathery, acuminate leaflets, asymmetric at the base; shade-leaves with more pairs of leaflets, more papery, less asymmetric. Fine glandular points near the tip of the leaf above. Fruits big, rounded, ± 10 x 8 cm, on a very thick stalk, with a grey, pustulate surface, containing one big seed. Tree not yet recorded from Liberia but present in Ivory Coast.

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