Apodostigma pallens

Apodostigma pallens


Celastraceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Hippocratea pallens


Author (Species)

(Planchon ex Oliver) Wilczek


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

IFAN: 95; Fl. Cameroun: 156


Vouchers

Bos 1861 (BR, K, WAG); Jansen 1662 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Syzygium guineense

Syzygium guineense


Myrtaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Syzygium staudtii


Author (Species)

(Willd.) DC.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 240


Vouchers

Bequaert 103 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A complex species with three sub-species: Syzygium guineense ssp. guineense: a shrub or small tree of coastal forests; S. guineense ssp. macrocarpum, a small tree of montane forests, in Liberia found in the Nimba area; S. guineense ssp. occidentale: a big high forest tree with a fluted bole, of marshy places in the rainforest; bark dark grey, slash thick. Leaves small and thin papery.The three sub-species have in common: opposite leaves with translucent points and no stipules.

Decorsella paradoxa

Decorsella paradoxa


Violaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Gymnorinorea abidjanensis


Author (Species)

A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 758


Vouchers

Jongkind 6933 (WAG); Versteegh 815 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree with characteristic thin leaves: the darker green nerves stand out against the lighter green blade. Petiole short, to 15 mm, soon corky. Blade about 20 x 7.5 cm, with 7 – 10 pairs of laterals, glaucous or metallic below, frequently pustulate. Margin shallowly dented. Big flowers. Fruit splitting open before ripening, seeds developing on the reflexed valves, about 1 cm, in a sweet orange pulp. Syn.: Gymnorinorea abidjanensis.

Paspalum paniculatum

Paspalum paniculatum


Gramineae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

L.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 3: 446; v/d Zon, 1992: 280


Vouchers

Baldwin 6389 (K); Jongkind 6661 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Nephthytis afzelii

Nephthytis afzelii


Araceae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Schott


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 3: 121


Vouchers

Bos 1838 (BR, K, WAG); Jongkind 6345 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Zehneria scabra

Zehneria scabra


Cucurbitaceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(L.f.) Sonder


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

J.W.Afr.S.A. 9: 93


Vouchers

Leeuwenberg 4721 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Allanblackia parviflora

Allanblackia parviflora


Guttiferae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Allanblackia floribunda


Author (Species)

A.Chevalier


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 39: 351


Vouchers

Harley 1182 (WAG); Jansen 1903 (BR, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can grow into a tree of 25 m tall and 80 cm Ø; most common in the wetter parts of the rainforest. It is a straight tree; the crown is small and dense with numerous fairly short, horizontal branches. Big fruits with numerous, oil-rich seeds. Evergreen, dioecious medium-sized tree, without buttresses; bark surface yellowish brown or reddish brown, with small, irregular scales, inner bark reddish brown with sometimes pale yellow streaks, exuding a colourless or pale yellowish sap or exuding a thick yellowish latex. Leaves opposite, simple and entire; stipules absent; petiole 1-1.5 cm long, grooved above; blade elliptical to narrowly obovate, 12-25 cm × 5-9 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, thinly leathery, glabrous, shiny above, pinnately veined with numerous, straight, laterals. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Allanblackia floribunda.

Dryopteris athamantica

Dryopteris athamantica


Dryopteridaceae


Habit

Herb


Fern

Yes


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Kunze) O.Kuntze


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA, Ferns: 70


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

-


Notes

-

Cyrtorchis arcuata var. variabilis

Cyrtorchis arcuata var. variabilis


Orchidaceae



Habit

Epiphyte


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Lindley) Schlechter


Rank

var.


Taxon

variabilis


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

(Summerhayes) Geerinck


Literature

FWTA 3: 267; Fl. Cameroun 36: 726


Vouchers

Harley 1842 (K); D. Johansson 627 (K, UPS)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Desplatsia chrysochlamys

Desplatsia chrysochlamys


Tiliaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Mildbraed & Burr.) Mildbraed & Bu


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 307


Vouchers

Jansen 2186 (BR, MO, WAG); Jongkind 5699 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tree of the rainforest, on alluvial soils, often close to water, to 40 cm Ø, with twisted bole; branches low, the branches in tiers; slash thick and spongy-fibrous, yellow, with dilatation strands. Leaves, twigs, persistent stipules with a dense cover of long, coarse, orange hairs; stellate hairs on the blade beneath. Leaves simple, alternate; base 3-nerved + ± 5 pairs of not basal laterals; venation scalariform. Flowers white or pink. Fruit yellow, sub-orbicular, 10 x 8 – 9 cm, depressed at both ends, containing numerous seeds in a very fibrous mass