Dicranolepis disticha

Dicranolepis disticha


Thymelaeaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Planchon


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 173


Vouchers

Leeuwenberg 4928 (BR, K, WAG); de Wilde 3634 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Common shrubs or small trees whose leaf arrangement (distichous) and rhombic form resemble some Drypetes species, like D. aubrevillei or D. klainei. Leaves simple, alternate; petiole very short, margin entire; long acuminate/caudate tip; blade asymmetric, rhombic, with ± 7 – 11 parallel laterals. The rhombic shape of the blade together with the long, drawn out apex are characteristic for Dicranolepis species. For certain identification flowers are needed. D. laciniata and D. disticha have fairly narrow leaves, D. persei has wider leaves. D. laciniata may occur in drier vegetation types, D. disticha more in the rain forest.

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