It is found along roads and clearings, but also in mature forest (herbarium).

Hugonia rufipilis A.Chev. ex Hutch. & Dalziel Linaceae


Guild: np

Life form: large woody liana, climbing with hooks Max. height: 50 m long (herbarium) Max. diameter: 3 cm (herbarium) Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (5-10 x 11-32 cm), serrate, herbaceous, pubescent; nerves pale brown and hairy

Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, branched (cyme) (up to 25 cm long) Flower: medium-sized; calyx brownish; corolla yellow

Fruit: fleshy, globose (1.3 x 1.3 cm), yellowish; 1 seed Seed: stony

Other: it starts as a scandent shrub. The tendrils and young twigs are brown and hairy.


Continent: Senegal to the Democratic Republic of Congo (De Koning 1983), but according to Hall & Swaine (1981) it is found from Sierra Leone to Ghana and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The species is also reported from Congo (Brazzaville), but this determination is uncertain. Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'lvoire, Ghana (herbarium)

Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 8 30' cells, distribution range is 1168 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest


It is often found near rivers.

Timing: flowering period from August to September; fruiting period from December to January (De Koning 1983)

Data sources

FWTA, Badré (1971), Hall & Swaine (1981), De Koning (1983)




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