Diospyros liberiensis

A.Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel


Guild: pi

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 5 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 5 cm (Hawthorne & Jongkind


Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic to ovate, mesophyll (3-11 x 7-22 cm), entire, herbaceous, pubescent beneath, large glandular spots Inflorescence: axillary, unbranched Flower: small unisexual flowers; male flower with 4 lobes; female flower unknown Fruit: fleshy (berry) (3.3 x 4 cm), velvet, yellow to orange or black; containing two parallel seeds in colourless pulp

Seed: long, very large (2.6 x 1.8 x 0.9 cm), brownish black


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 293 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest


It is typically found in disturbed habitats (e.g. along roadsides, in secondary forests, and under plantations) (herbarium). The species is mostly confined to the coastal zone.


Dispersal: probably by animals

Dispersal: probably by animals

FWTA, White (1978), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

FWTA, White (1978), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Oplan Termites

Oplan Termites

You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment