Mansonia altissima

Mansonia altissima


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(A.Chevalier) A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 313; Voorhoeve, 1979: 23


Vouchers

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Common Name(s)

mansonia (bete) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Rare, medium-sized tree of the deciduous forest, rarely over 30 m and 70 cm Ø; crown small, rounded, dense, with horizontal branches. Bole clear, slender, straight, with short, sharp plank buttresses or long narrow ones. Slash thick, brown, with light brown or white vertical streaks, rapidly oxidizing on exposure, with a small amount of reddish sap; ripple marks in sapwood. Twigs with ring scars at nodes. Leaves simple, alternate, cordate, with 5 basal nerves; venation lax scalariform; stellate hairs often present (+ normal hairs) Fruits 1 – 5 on a common stalk, winged. See also PROTA database

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