Irvingia gabonensis

Irvingia gabonensis


Irvingiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Irvingia gabonensis var. wombolu+exc.; Irvingia gabonensis var. ivorensis


Author (Species)

(Aubry-Lecomte) Baillon


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 693


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

irvingia (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name) Gbalea (Sapo) Sana mana (Sapo)


Notes

Small trees but sometimes very tall, fluted or with steep, high buttresses; slash thick, brown with lighter brown to orange-yellow stripes and spots, granular and gritty outside, with brittle fibers inside, exuding a small amount of clear sap. Leaves simple, alernate, stipules leaving an annular scar at the nopdes. Fruit sideways flattened, fleshy, containing one nut. There seems to be an edible variety and a non-edible variety (see I. wombolu), but the distinction is unclear. Seeds very rich in oil. The difference with I. robur, not yet recorded from Liberia but present in both Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, is that the finer venation is not, or lax scalariform, whereas I. robur has a close, fine scalariform reticulation. See also PROTA database.

Hemandradenia mannii

Hemandradenia mannii


Connaraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Hemandradenia glomerata


Author (Species)

-


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

-


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A shrub, with pressed down branches, crouching.|Syn.: Hemandradenia glomerata.

Milicia excelsa

Milicia excelsa


Moraceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Chlorophora excelsa


Author (Species)

(Welwitsch) C.C.Berg


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Fl. Cameroun 28: 9


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 874 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1307 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Tree very similar to M. regia but the leaves different: M. regia has 6 – 10 pairs of laterals and an open fine reticulation; M. excelsa (10-) 14 – 18 pairs of laterals and a very fine indumentum between the veins. M. excelsa is a tree of the semi deciduous forest. Both species mingle in the transition from rainforest into drier forest. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Chlorophora excelsa.

Gilbertiodendron diphyllum

Gilbertiodendron diphyllum


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Pellegriniodendron diphyllum


Author (Species)

(Harms) Estrella & Devesa


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

S. African J. Bot. 78: 261


Vouchers

Jongkind 9311 (WAG); Voorhoeve 675c (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Gbaygbia/ Gbeayeah (Sapo)


Notes

Medium-sized understory tree of the rain forest, forming small groups on moist soils, where its regeneration can be abundant; bark smooth and grey. Slash hard, thick, fibrous, reddish brown. Leaves bi-foliolate, sometimes with 2 horny stipels at top of a short petiole; leaflets asymmetric with glandular points in the blade and with a thickened or rolled up tip. Pod smooth, curling up when dry. See also PROTA database.

Rhytachne megastachya

Rhytachne megastachya


Gramineae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Shallow Soils


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Jacq.-Félix


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Flore Mt Nimba 6: 2129


Vouchers

Adam 24552 (P)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Gilbertiodendron limba

Gilbertiodendron limba


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Scott Elliot) J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 477; Flore Mt Nimba 2: 589


Vouchers

Adam 25737 (K); Jongkind 9468 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Widespread small tree of marshy places in the rainforest, to 15 m high and 40 cm Ø; slash reddish brown. Leaves with (1) 2 – 4 pairs of leaflets (one pair on seedlings and shoots), the lowest pair close to the twig; persistent, kidney shaped stipules; rachis with dense, chocolate brown hairs. Fruit a 15 – 20 x 4 – 5 cm big pod, first brown velutinous, later smooth, with one prominent lateral ridge. See also PROTA database.

Trichoscypha bijuga

Trichoscypha bijuga


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Trichoscypha beguei, T. preussii


Author (Species)

Engler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 252


Vouchers

Jongkind 7004 (WAG); Stoop – v.d. Kasteele 210 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree of the rainforest, ? 20 m high and 15 cm Ø. Leaves very variable, 2 – 10 jugate, papery, above with an impressed hairy midrib; midrib reddish below. Inflorescences pendulous with white to pale-red small flowers. Fruit ellipsoid, 3 x 1.5 cm, red when ripe. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Trichoscypha beguei; Trichoscypha preussii.

Didelotia idae

Didelotia idae


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Didelotia sp.nr.unifoliolata


Author (Species)

Oldeman, de Wit & J.Léonard


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Blumea 12: 227


Vouchers

van Dillewijn 57 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1060 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A medium or even big tree of the rainforest, to 45 m tall and 120 cm Ø. Little preference for soil but not in marshy places. Base of the tree a bit swollen, with heavy root swellings, or entirely straight. Bark smooth or finely rough, only cracked on old trees. Bark usually grey greenish; slash hard and compact-fibrous, bright red, turning brown-red on exposure, sticky to the touch. A brown sticky gum may slowly exude from the wound. Leaf simple, with small intrapetiolar stipules; often two pointed stipels at top of very short petiole; a few ± basal laterals. Fruit a flat, yellowish brown, smooth pod up to 11 cm long and 3 – 4 cm wide; pod with a faint lateral ridge. See also PROTA database.

Vepris suaveolens

Vepris suaveolens


Rutaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Near Threatened


Synonyms

Oricia sp. A; Oricia suaveolens


Author (Species)

(Engler) W.Mziray


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Symb.Bot.Ups. 30: 76


Vouchers

de Wilde 3798 (WAG); Voorhoeve 275 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree to 10 m in the semi-deciduous forest zone, preferring rocky sites, or montane species. Twigs without thorns, with white lenticels, twig and petiole pubescent but not with conspicuous orange hairs as in V. hiernii; petiole with glands near the base. Slash fibrous, aromatic. Leaf trifoliolate, rarely simple, 5 – 25 cm long. Leaflets symmetric, narrowly elliptic – obvate, blunt acute acuminate at the top, cuneate at base, margin entire; a few translucent points. Fruits with 2 – 4 free carpels, each an ovoid drupe of about 1 cm long, containing 1 seed. Syn.: Oricia suaveolens.