Chrysobalanaceae

Guild: sb

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 10 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 10 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, ovate, notophyll (3.5-6 x

7-15 cm), entire, coriaceous, conspicuous spots along veins, glands by midrib on lower leaf surface, mainly at the leaf base, persistent stipules

Inflorescence: axillary, branched (panicle)

Flower: small; white, hairy

Fruit: fleshy, heart-shaped (2.5 x 2.7 cm), hard, orange-brown, velutinous; 1 seed

Other: the bole is cylindrical and greyish green.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 1153 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest

Habitat

It occurs in the understorey, often close to water (e.g. riverbanks) (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004)

Phenology

Phenology

FWTA, Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Data sources

FWTA, Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

spp

n

Open (n)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

D.d.

9

50 (2)

0

33

22

33

22

33

11

22

56

22

22

11

44

All

1146333

37

4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

Dactyladenia smeathmannii (Baill.) Prance & F.White

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