Guild: sb

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 9 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 15 cm (Keay 1953)

Leaf: alternate, simple, oblong to elliptic, mesophyll

(5-8 x 15-27 cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous

Inflorescence: cauliflorous, solitary

Flower: medium-sized (1.4-1.6 cm long), corolla yellow

Fruit: with 7 free carpels, hairy Seed: data unavailable

Other: it has a straight stem. The bark is smooth with some large lenticels.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia, Ghana (herbarium). Once believed to be endemic to Ghana, now known from wet forest in Liberia. Very rare in Ghana (Hawthorne 1995).

Distribution type: Upper Guinea disjunct, widespread, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 1005 km, Red List species (Endangered) Forest type: rainforest (herbarium)


An understorey tree found in rainforests (herbarium).

Data sources

FWTA, Keay (1953), Achenbach & Frey (1992), Hawthorne (1995a), IUCN Red List (2000)

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