Cola caricifolia


Guild: pi

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 10 m (De Koning 1983)

Max. diameter: 7 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, palmately compound, 5-lobed, macrophyll (6-30 x 10-35 cm), entire, herbaceous, with white hairs; petiole 2-30 cm long; stipules up to

1 cm long, falling off prematurely

Inflorescence: cauliflorous

Flower: large; monoecious; bowl-shaped; corolla tube pink, lobes deep red

Fruit: fleshy, dehiscent, sessile, oblong (2 x 10

cm), yellow to orange, 4-10 fruit parts, strongly beaked; 4-10 seeds

Seed: large

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