Liberia (likely to occur)
koto (ake) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)
An uncommon tree, preferring rocky slopes, often in small groups; tree to 35 m and 140 cm Ø. Crown small, dense, rounded; bole straight and cylindrical above sharp, thin buttresses with horizontal markings. Slash soft, peelable, pithy-fibrous, white or pale orange, with vertical streaks of orange, gritty flecks. Leaves often very large, 10 – 37 cm long, deeply cordate, with 3 pairs of basal laterals + 3 additional pairs along central midrib;venation lax scalariform;stellate hairs?;. Fruiting carpels 12 – 18 cm long, fronded on one side, containing winged seeds of 8 – 13 cm long. See also PROTA database.