Belonophora coffeoides

Belonophora coffeoides


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Belonophora hypoglauca


Author (Species)

Hooker f.


Rank

ssp.


Taxon

hypoglauca


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

(Welwitsch ex Hiern)Dawson & Cheek


Literature

Kew Bull. 55: 77


Vouchers

Baldwin 12596 (K); van Harten 286 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree to 9 m, found in the Nimba area, with light bark. Leaves simple, opposite, glabrous, ovate-elliptic, long acuminate, cuneate; 4 – 6 pairs of distinct laterals. Petiole about 1 cm, swollen at base, with triangular, lanceolate interpetiolar stipules, type 10 or 12; blade ±18 x 8 cm. White flowers in axial groups. Berries yellowish when ripe, smooth, sub-tly ± 12 – 16 mm across, slightly 4-angular.