FWTA 1: 313; Voorhoeve, 1979: 23
Voorhoeve 758 (WAG); Voorhoeve V (WAG)
danta (kotibe) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)
A fairly rare tree of the drier forest types, often on rocky sites, not in swamps, often in company of Piptadeniastrum and Cordia platythyrsa, and Terminalia ivorensis. It can be a big tree to 40 m and 1.5 m Ø, with a very long, slightly angular stem and high buttresses; crown small and dense, the branches somewhat whorled. Base with low, sharp, thin buttresses, sometimes reaching much higher up the stem. Bark shaggy, with a green underbark and pale pink slash with lighter stripes of dilatation tissue, quickly discoloring, layered and fibrous, easily stripped off; ripple marks due to storied wood rays. Leaves simple, alternate, slightly tufted. Fruits elegantly bell-shaped, with winged seeds (not to be confused with those of Anopyxis klaineana). See also PROTA database. Syn.: Nesogordonia kabingaensis (in PROTA)/Cistanthera papaverifera.