Anchomanes difformis

Anchomanes difformis


Araceae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Blume) Engler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Fl. Cameroun 31: 23


Vouchers

Bos 2647 (WAG); Jansen 1384 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Phyllanthus nummulariifolius

Phyllanthus nummulariifolius


Euphorbiaceae


Habit

Shrub


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Grassland


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Phyllanthus capillaris


Author (Species)

Poir.


Rank

var.


Taxon

capillaris


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

(Schum. & Thonning) Radcl.-Sm.


Literature

Kew Bull., 51: 316


Vouchers

Blyden 979 (WAG); Jansen 2522 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Solanecio biafrae

Solanecio biafrae


Compositae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Oliv. & Hiern) C.Jeffrey


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Kew Bull. 41: 922


Vouchers

Bos 2427 (BR, K, WAG); Jongkind 8489 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Diaphananthe bidens

Diaphananthe bidens


Orchidaceae


Habit

Epiphyte


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Swartz) Schlechter


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 3: 261; Fl. Cameroun 36: 742


Vouchers

Bos 2218 (BR, K, WAG); de Wilde 3669 (K, WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Spathodea campanulata

Spathodea campanulata


Bignoniaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

P.Beauv.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 386


Vouchers

Baldwin 9403 (K); Voorhoeve 1224 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A tree of secondary bush but also in high forest, semi-deciduous forest, gallery forests and savannas – there more like a shrub; in the forest occasionally to 30 m tall and 80 cm Ø but usually much smaller. Bole very fluted or with high buttresses, twisted; bark rough with vertical lines of reddish lenticels; slash creamy, turning grey-greenish on exposure, with a green outer layer and with thin streaks, very bitter. Leaflets with glands at the base, the secondary venation scalariform. Fruits spindle shaped, 15 – 20 cm long, about 3 cm thick, standing upright in the crown of the tree; opening with a long slit, containing numerous small, winged seeds of about 2 cm long. Natural regeneration often abundant in old farm land and along roads. The tree is conspicuous at the time of flowering with its large, bright red flowers. It is often used as an ornamental roadside tree.

Erythroxylum mannii

Erythroxylum mannii


Erythroxylaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Oliver


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 356; Flore Mt Nimba 1: 446


Vouchers

de Wilde 3660 (WAG); Voorhoeve 330 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

landa (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

Can grow into a tall canopy tree up to 100 cm Ø, with an open, spreading crown that appears yellowish. Bole straight and slightly fluted or buttressed; bark reddish brown and corky, finely fissured on old trees but smooth in younger specimens. Slash soft and fibrous with an outer pink layer and a yellowish-white inner layer, quickly turning brown. Leaves simple, altrnate, with intra-petiolar stiules and with two faint “false” nerves curving parallel to the midrib. Tree resembles Petersianthus but the slash (and the leaves) are diagnostic. See also PROTA database. Note the 2 lines in the blade parallel to the midrib, possibly the result of the leaf being folded in bud.

Canscora diffusa

Canscora diffusa


Gentianaceae


Habit

Herb


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Unclassified


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Vahl) R.Br. ex Roem. & Schult.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 300


Vouchers

Harley 1333 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

Urera rigida

Urera rigida


Urticaceae


Habit

Liana


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Bentham) Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 618


Vouchers

Bos 2850 (K, WAG); Jongkind 9574 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

-

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.