Guild: np

Life form: woody climber

Max. height: 11 m long (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 4 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, notophyll (2.5-5.5 x

6-14 cm), entire, coriaceous, hairy midrib, stipules

Inflorescence: axillary, unbranched, compact heads on peduncle

Flower: medium-sized; calyx light green; corolla whitish inside; long protruded filament tube Fruit: fleshy, heart-shaped (2.5 x 4 cm), brown, hairy; 1 seed

Seed: very large (2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm) Other: it starts as a shrub. The twigs are pubescent.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia


Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in 16 30' cells, distribution range is 418 km Forest type: rainforest, coastal forest, secondary forest


Species occurrence increases very sharply with rainfall higher than 2700 mm/yr (logistic regression analysis, Chi2 test). It can be found both under forest shade but also along paths, roads, and forest edges. In open places, it is sometimes found under the shade of taller trees. Often on soils with low water holding capacity (Chi2 test) such as white sands (herbarium).

Data sources

FWTA, Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

FWTA, Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Deinbollia voltensis Hutch. ex Burtt Davy & Hoyle (nom. nud. Sapindaceae

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