Pterygota macrocarpa

Pterygota macrocarpa


Sterculiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


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)

koto (ake) (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

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.

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