Asclepiadaceae

Guild: np

Life form: small winding woody climber

Max. height: 5 m long (herbarium)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: opposite, simple, oblong, microphyll (1-2.3 x

2.5-7 cm), entire, herbaceous

Inflorescence: axillary or terminal, branched

Flower: medium-sized (1-1.5 cm long); calyx pale green; corolla creamy white; tube with lobes

Fruit: dry dehiscent, oblong (0.8 x 13 cm); many seeds

Seed: medium-sized, plumed (long hairs) Other: an erect shrub when young. The slash exudes a white latex.

Distribution

Continent: Nigeria

Upper Guinea: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 22 30' cells, distribution range is 2296 km Forest type: In Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal, it has been frequently found in coastal forests, and secondary forests (herbarium). In Ghana, however, it is only found in the moist and dry semi-deciduous forests and the dry South Marginal forest (Hall & Swaine 1981).

Habitat

It is found in the forest understorey and also in open places (e.g. clearings, forest edges, low bushlands). Most often at lowlands (herbarium) and usually not close to water (Chi2 test). Often on sandy soils (herbarium).

Regeneration

It regenerates in the shade (Hall & Swaine 1981).

Phenology

Dispersal: by wind (Hall & Swaine 1981)

It regenerates in the shade (Hall & Swaine 1981).

Dispersal: by wind (Hall & Swaine 1981)

FWTA, Hall & Swaine (1981)

Data sources

FWTA, Hall & Swaine (1981)

Manotes macrantha (Gilg) Schellenb.

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