Chrysobalanaceae

Guild: u

Life form: medium-sized to large tree Max. height: 20 m (Vivien & Faure 1985) Max diameter: 100 cm (Vivien & Faure 1985) Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic to oblong, macrophyll (8-22 x 20-44 cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous, 6-12 lateral nerves, several glands along the lamina, leafy stipules, the new leafs flush purple Inflorescence: terminal, unbranched (raceme) Flower: medium-sized; calyx pale pink; corolla white-blue

Fruit: fleshy, ovoid (5 x 8 cm), pale green, glabrous; 1 seed

Distribution

Continent: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Distribution type: continental disjunct, in Upper Guinea present in 5 30' cells, a rare species (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004) Forest type: wet evergreen forest

Habitat

Found at the border of rivers and swamps (Vivien & Faure 1985, Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004).

Data sources

White (1976), Vivien & Faure (1985), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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