Pierreodendron kerstingii

Pierreodendron kerstingii


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Engler) Little


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 690


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Rare, small or medium-sized tree of secondary formations, both in the rain forest and semi-deciduous forest zone, to 25 m tall and 60 cm Ø. Bark rough in ± square scales; slash resembling that of Hannoa, but smelling like almonds. Wood soft, light yellow. Leaves large, up to 100 cm long, clustered, imparipinnate with 5 – 15 pairs of opposite or subopposite, very leathery leaflets. Leaflets resembling those of Hannoa, rounded and with a short apical point, or with a thickened end of the midrib, or emarginate at the top, and two small glands near the tip; margin recurved. Fruits in big bundles of yellow drupes, 5 – 6 cm long, smelling somewhat like apples, each containing one seed. Presence in Liberia not confirmed. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Mannia simarubopsis.

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