Cola lateritia var. maclaudi

Cola lateritia var. maclaudi


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

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Author (Species)

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Rank

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Taxon

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Author (Sub Species/Variant)

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Literature

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Vouchers

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Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small understory tree, often crooked, that nevertheless can be 50 cm Ø, with a large and spreading crown; slash fibrous, pink – orange-ish with sticky exudate; in moist forests and swamps. Fruit looking very similar to a cacao pod, growing in clusters on the stem, red or yellow. Leaves palmate with 3 strong basal laterals, entire or sometimes broadly3-lobed. Note: The other variety, var. lateritia, occurs from SE Nigeria further East. In Ivory Coast and further east there is a tall tree in the drier forest types, C. gigantea, with its leaves more cordate. Not recorded from Liberia.

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