Klainedoxa gabonensis

Klainedoxa gabonensis


Irvingiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Klainedoxa trillesii


Author (Species)

Pierre ex Engler


Rank

var.


Taxon

oblongifolia


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

Engler


Literature

FWTA 1: 693; BJBB 65: 152


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Emergent tree of the rain forest and deciduous forest, up to 50 m tall and 150 cm Ø. Crown rather globular, spreading widely, with foliage rather tufted at the end of the branchlets. Bole clear and straight, when young with upward pointing thorns. Buttresses very well-developed, thin, wide-spreading, convex and often wavy. Bark dark-reddish brown, usually smooth with numerous small lenticels. Slash hard and thin, brittle, reddish – orange on the outside, exuding a little clear sap soon after cutting, with a distinct musky smell. Leaves simple, alternate, with long, pointed stipules that envelop the terminal bud and leave a circular scar on the twig. Many fine ± parallel lateral Fruit a hard, depressed drupe, 3 – 5 cm thick, 5 – 8 cm across, often five-seeded. Seeds are very oily. See also PROTA database.