Heritiera utilis

Heritiera utilis


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Tarrietia utilis


Author (Species)

(Sprague) Sprague


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Reinwardtia 4: 534


Vouchers

Leeuwenberg 4825 (BR, K, WAG); Linder 664 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Niangon/ Whismore (Sapo) Pableeyea (Sapo)


Notes

A very common, medium sized or tall tree to 30 m, and 90 cm Ø, often with stilted plank roots. Habitat variable, from swampy sites to rocky hills. Bark clear yellowish brown, grooved longitudinally, thin; slash with a brown dead outer layer and pink, fibrous inner layer; often ripple marks are visible. Slash on the buttresses nearly white. The leaves are usually digitate with 5 – 7 leaflets and a long petiole, but young plants and flowering branches may have simple leaves. Crown with a golden brown hue when seen from below. Twigs and leaves densely golden brown pubescent with scaly hairs. Stipules soon falling off but leaving scars on the twigs. Fruits winged nuts, edible. See also PROTA database.

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