IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Comprehensive Description

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Botanical Description

Bole: Straight/slightly buttressed. Large/small. To 36 m. Bark: Dark brown/black/grey. Scaling in squares/longitudinally fissured. Slash: Pink; discolouring orange/brown. Smells of cyanide. Leaf: Simple. Alternate. Petiole: 1.5 cm. Channelled. Lamina: Small/medium. To 15 × 5.2 cm. Elliptic/ovate. Cuneate/rounded. Acute/acuminate/obtuse. Serrate. Glabrous. Domatia: Absent. Glands: Absent. Stipules: Small. Linear 0.2 cm long. Falling. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: White/cream. Axillary raceme 3.5 - 8 cm long. Hermaphrodite. Fruit: Red/red-brown ellipsoid drupe 0.7 cm long; 1.1 cm in diameter.

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