Life form: medium-sized to large tree Max. height: 30 m (Voorhoeve 1965) Max diameter: 80 cm (Voorhoeve 1965) Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, notophyll (3.5-6.5 x 6.5-13.5 cm), entire with dentate apex, coriaceous, with loose cottony hair on underside, very young leaves pale pinkish, two extrafloral nectaries at leaf base; conspicuous stipules Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, branched (many-branched cyme)
Flower: medium-sized, bowl-shaped, cream-coloured, pubescent
Fruit: fleshy Seed: data unavailable
Other: it has root swellings at the tree base. The slash is deeply red. The crown is dark and dense, and the twigs are hairy.
Continent: Upper Guinea endemic. According to Hall & Swaine (1981) it also occurs in Cameroon but this may be a doubtful sterile record Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana (herbarium)
Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 10 30' cells, distribution range is 1141 km Forest type: wet evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest. In Ghana, mainly present in wet evergreen forest (Hall & Swaine 1981). In Liberia, the species is locally common (Voorhoeve 1965).
Found on sandy clay and laterite soils (herbarium).
It can regenerate in the shade (Hall & Swaine 1981).
Dispersal: probably by primates (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004), and elephants
FWTA, White (1976), Voorhoeve (1965), Hall & Swaine (1981), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)
Was this article helpful?
You Might Start Missing Your Termites After Kickin'em Out. After All, They Have Been Your Roommates For Quite A While. Enraged With How The Termites Have Eaten Up Your Antique Furniture? Can't Wait To Have Them Exterminated Completely From The Face Of The Earth? Fret Not. We Will Tell You How To Get Rid Of Them From Your House At Least. If Not From The Face The Earth.