Bridelia ferruginea

Bridelia ferruginea


Euphorbiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Grassland


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Bentham


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 370; Flore Mt Nimba 1: 460


Vouchers

Adam 21262 (P); Yallah 27 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Can grow into a straggling tree up to up to 15 m tall and 50 cm Ø. Bole often spiny, not straight; savanna woodlands. Leaves simple, alternate, venation scalariform.

Hexalobus crispiflorus

Hexalobus crispiflorus


Annonaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

A.Rich.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 47


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Darlia/ Dialieh (Sapo)


Notes

A river side or swamp tree but also in gallery forest, with a fluted bole when big, not to be confused with Xylopia parviflora. Tree to 20 m high and 40 cm Ø. Bark with typical Annonaceae bark, with vertical folds and a scented, fibrous slash, easily peelable in strips. Pale yellow, fragrant flowers. Fruit carpels sub-sessile, woody, rusty tomentose, oblong, about 8 x 4 cm, red.

Coffea liberica

Coffea liberica


Rubiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Bull ex Hiern


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 2: 154


Vouchers

Jongkind 9129 (WAG); Vogel 63 (K)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Shrub or small tree up to 12 m tall. Cultivated in all tropics for its strongly flavoured coffee beans. Coffea species usually have distinct pit domatia in the axil of the laterals. Leaves simple, opposite, with interpetiolar stipules type 10 or type 13; midrib prominent above.

Anthostema aubryanum

Anthostema aubryanum


Euphorbiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat


Geographic Distribution


IUCN Red-List


Synonyms


Author (Species)

Baill.


Rank


Taxon


Author (Sub Species/Variant)


Literature


Vouchers


Common Name(s)


Notes

Similar to A. senegalense but found from Ivory Coast eastwards; not yet recorded from Liberia. Leaves simple, alternate, distichous; white latex; petiole short, margin entire; stipules covering terminal bud; big tree

Lannea nigritana

Lannea nigritana


Anacardiaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

(Scott Elliot) Keay


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 733


Vouchers

Blyden 970 (WAG); van Meer 324 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

A small tree of about 15 m tall (rarely to 30 m), of the dry forests and savannas North of Liberia, but possibly also in coastal savannas, present in younger secondary forest, sometimes planted in villages for the edible fruits. Bark with conspicuous pits, smooth and grey with vertical rows of lenticels which gives it a striped appearance. Slash pinkish to cream-coloured, soft fibrous and with yellow granular deposits. Leaves very tufted at the end of the twigs, imparipinnate with 3 – 6 pairs of ± asymmetric leaflets; leaves with brownish stellate hairs when young. Flowers yellow, produced when tree is deciduous. Small, ellipsoid drupes of 7 x 5 mm, black when ripe. The variety L. n. var. pubescens has less leaflets and when very young leaves covered with red-brown stellate hairs.

Symphonia globulifera

Symphonia globulifera


Guttiferae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Symphonia gabonensis


Author (Species)

Linné f.


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 293


Vouchers

Baldwin 11183 (K); Voorhoeve 855 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

symphonia (Liberian english/ local name/ trade name)


Notes

A medium-sized tree of 25 m tall and 75 cm Ø, in swamps and low lying flatlands; base usually with stilt roots; crown of short, horizontal, whorled branches. Bark fairly smooth, slash pale yellow, with pale yellow latex. Leaves simple, opposite, with numerous fine parallel laterals without resin ducts in between. Flowers in red clusters. Leaves smaller than those of Pentadesma, lacking resin ducts. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Symphonia gabonensis.

Celtis zenkeri

Celtis zenkeri


Ulmaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia (likely to occur)


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Engler


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 592


Vouchers

-


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Canopy tree of the drier semi-deciduous forests, to 35 m tall; bole yellowish or silvery, with low triangular buttresses; young branches densely rusty pubescent. Leaves entire or a bit dentate along the upper edge, asymmetric and 3-nerved at base, +2 – 4 pairs of laterals; rusty pubescent beneath, venation strongly scalariform. Slash with concentric yellow and brown rings, quickly turning very dark on exposure. Leaves entire, but margin serrate on saplings. Fruit a 6 mm globose drupe, terminated by the remnants of the style. See also PROTA database.

Xylopia staudtii

Xylopia staudtii


Annonaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Engler & Diels


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 41


Vouchers

Adam 16733 (WAG); Voorhoeve 19 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

so-pueh (Gio) Sana (Mano) Sorsaybea (Sapo)


Notes

Small to medium sized tree to 27 m and occasionally 75 cm Ø. Bole straight and forming a distinct axis but rarely reaching the ground because of the often high, thin stilt roots. Crown small with whorled branches. Bark light brown and flaky with shallow cracks; slash thick, soft, stringy-fibrous, striped yellow-brown to pink, with a sweet aromatic scent. Leaves simple, alternate, mostly obovate. Fruit carpels 3 – 5 together, each about 5 cm long, rather fat, curved and constricted between the seeds; seeds with a cupular aril. Tree of moist valleys but occasionally on upper slopes. See also PROTA database.

Dicranolepis persei

Dicranolepis persei


Thymelaeaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Upper Guinean Forest


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

-


Author (Species)

Cummins


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

FWTA 1: 173


Vouchers

Jongkind 6416 (WAG); de Koning 460 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Not Known


Notes

Clearly a Dicranolepis species: shrub or small tree, in a wide range of vegetation types. The leaves are broader then the other two D. species, with more pairs of laterals; the underside is light bluish green. The venation details suggest that there are secondary laterals between the primary laterals, and that there is a fine, ± transverse, scalariform venation, different from D. laciniata.

Annickia polycarpa

Annickia polycarpa


Annonaceae


Habit

Tree


Fern

No


Predominant Habitat

Forest


Geographic Distribution

Liberia


IUCN Red-List

Not assessed


Synonyms

Enantia polycarpa


Author (Species)

(A.DC.) Van Setten & Maas


Rank

-


Taxon

-


Author (Sub Species/Variant)

-


Literature

Taxon 39: 676


Vouchers

Baldwin 10305 (K, MO, WAG); Jansen 1503 (WAG)


Common Name(s)

Gbachuluweh (Sapo)


Notes

Fairly common understory tree of the rainforest, to 20 m tall, characterized by its stringy-fibrous, bright yellow slash and yellow wood. Bark layered, easily pulled off in strips. Older specimens with narrow, ascending butt-flares. Fruits in dense bundles of long-stalked carpels, first red, later black, shiny. Leaves 7 – 25 x 2 – 7, very short petiole. See also PROTA database. Syn.: Enantia polycarpa.