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