Aristolochiaceae

Description

Guild: u

Life form: large winding woody climber Max. height: 40 m long (herbarium) Max. diameter: 3 cm (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004)

Leaf: alternate, palmately compound, 5 leaflets (12-17 cm long), entire, coriaceous, glabrous above, pubescent below Inflorescence: cauliflorous, 4-5-flowered Flower: very large (9-13 cm); outside brown to pink, inside white to yellow, with white hairs Fruit: dry indehiscent (28 cm long), brown; many seeds

Seed: data unavailable

Distribution

Continent: Benin, Nigeria, Congo (Brazzaville) Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 2379 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest

Habitat

Found in dense and open forests, sometimes near lagoons. On sandy soil (herbarium).

Phenology

Data sources

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

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