Strychnos millepunctata

Strychnos millepunctata


Loganiaceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Leeuwenberg


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Med.LUW 69-1: 186


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Isomacrolobium vignei

Isomacrolobium vignei


Leguminosae Caes


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Anthonotha vignei


Author (Species)

(Hoyle) Aubrév. & Pellegr.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Syst. & Geogr. Pl. 78(2): 143


Vouchers

Jongkind 5684 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1112 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Bebeye (Sapo)


Notes

Small to medium-sized tree, high forest, riparian, or coastal species. Leaflets with characteristic “Knotted vein” dots; midrib channeled above. Slash red-brown, brittle. Fruit a thick, oblong pod, velvety brown with many transverse wrinkles and an apical point, 1 -2 seeded.|Syn.: Anthonotha vigneii;with 2 – 4 juga and very short petiole;leaflets with “knotted vein dots”. Pod thick;velvety with transverse wrinkles;big tree;red brown

Haplormosia monophylla

Haplormosia monophylla


Leguminosae Pap


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Harms) Harms


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 511


Vouchers

Baldwin 10975 (K, WAG); de Wilde 3848 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Directly near the coast a shrub or small tree, more inland growing into a tall tree, usually along rivers, to 30 m tall and 80 cm Ø. Base with low, thick root spurs or twisted buttresses, often spreading into far-reaching gnarled surface roots. Bole short, angular, fluted. Bark fairly smooth, thin scaly with longitudinal, grey-brown scales. Slash fibrous, a bit brittle, yellow-orange turning orange brown, very bitter to the taste, with fine and straight ripple marks. Leaves simple; the petiole 1.5 – 4 cm with two minute, triangular stipules (?) close under the blade. Blade 5 – 18 x 3.5 – 9 cm, with entire but undulate margin; 5 – 9 pairs of laterals, prominent beneath. Flowers purple. Fruit a thick-coriaceous pod of 7 – 8 cm long and 5 c wide with a slightly broadened back, containing one seed enveloped in an aril. See also PROTA database.

Entandrophragma angolense

Entandrophragma angolense


Meliaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Welwitsch) DC.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 700; Voorhoeve, 1979: 249


Vouchers

Jongkind 9551 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1312 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A truly emergent tree, to 50 m high and 180 cm Ø, found mostly in the semi-deciduous forest zone but penetrating into the rainforest zone. Old trees have formidable buttresses, up to 6 m high and spreading in high, thick root ridges far from the tree. The bark is fairly smooth, grayish or yellowish or reddish brown, with scattered lenticels, peeling off in irregular thin and large bark plates, leaving shallow, bright, light brown mussel shell markings. Slash pinkish-reddish, with faint ripple marks. Leaves ipari-pinnate, clustered, with sub-opposite leaflets; tip of leaflet folded. Distinct leaf scars on twigs. See also PROTA database.

Pierreodendron kerstingii

Pierreodendron kerstingii


Simaroubaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Engler) Little


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 690


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Rare, small or medium-sized tree of secondary formations, both in the rain forest and semi-deciduous forest zone, to 25 m tall and 60 cm Ø. Bark rough in ± square scales; slash resembling that of Hannoa, but smelling like almonds. Wood soft, light yellow. Leaves large, up to 100 cm long, clustered, imparipinnate with 5 – 15 pairs of opposite or subopposite, very leathery leaflets. Leaflets resembling those of Hannoa, rounded and with a short apical point, or with a thickened end of the midrib, or emarginate at the top, and two small glands near the tip; margin recurved. Fruits in big bundles of yellow drupes, 5 – 6 cm long, smelling somewhat like apples, each containing one seed. Presence in Liberia not confirmed. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Mannia simarubopsis.

Drypetes singroboensis

Drypetes singroboensis


Putranjivaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aké Assi


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

BJBB 30: 397


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Found in the SW corner of Ivory Coast, Sassandra region, but not in Liberia.

Pavetta sonjae

Pavetta sonjae


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

W.D.Hawthorne


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 68: 561


Vouchers

Jongkind 8797 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Small tree or shrub.

Trichoscypha cavalliensis

Trichoscypha cavalliensis


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Aubréville & Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 736; Adansonia sér. 3, 23: 255


Vouchers

Baldwin 6977 (WAG); Leeuwenberg 4938 (BR, K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Understory tree of the rain forest, ? 20 m and 20 (60) cm Ø, with low buttresses and smooth greyish bark. Leaves 4 – 7 jugate; leaflets papery and (nearly) glabrous, with glabrous impressed midrib above; apex caudate. Inflorescences (sub) terminal, up to 50 cm long with small whitish flowers. Fruits glabrous.

Turraeanthus africanus

Turraeanthus africanus


Meliaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Welwitsch ex C.DC.) Pellegrin


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 707


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 1169 (WAG); Voorhoeve 1174 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Blimahpuh (Bassa) avodire (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

A good-sized tree to 35 m and 100 cm Ø but usually smaller, scattered but sometimes in groups, in rain forest and semi-deciduous forest. Base of the tree with thick, low root spurs or small buttresses, on older specimens extending into wide spreading surface roots and large ridges along the stem. Bark fairly smooth, vertically and shallowly grooved, sometimes with vertical rows of lenticels, more scaly on older trees. Leaves pinnate with (sub-)alternate leaflets. very long and clustered at the end of the twigs, somewhat like Trichoscypha species and Pierreodendron. However, the strong cedar smell of the slash is characteristic. Fruit a sub-globose capsule, 2 – 5 lobed, impressed at the top, orange when ripe, containing 2 – 5 seeds enclosed in a yellow aril.

Shirakiopsis aubrevillei

Shirakiopsis aubrevillei


Euphorbiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Vulnerable


Synonyms

Sapium aubrevillei


Author (Species)

(Leandri) Esser


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 56: 1018


Vouchers

Voorhoeve 835 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Rare, can grow into a large tree with a swollen base or low buttresses, often fluted above; bark with vertically rows of lenticels and “oyster shell markings”; slash light brown with orange fibers, slowly exuding drops of white latex. Leaves simple, alternate, with a few glands near the leaf base. Fruit about 1.5 – 2 cm, not lobed. Syn.: Sapium aubrevillei.