Life form: large woody climber
Max. height: 30 m long (herbarium)
Max. diameter: 10 cm (herbarium)
Leaf: alternate, imparipinnately compound, 5-9
leaflets, ovate, mesophyll (4-7 x 7.5-19 cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous; no stipules
Inflorescence: axillary, branched (approx. 8 cm long)
Flower: medium-sized; corolla yellow
Fruit: dry dehiscent (follicle), 1-5 fruits per flower
(2 x 1 cm), yellowish, velvety, after opening the seed remains attached by the top of the aril; 1 seed
Seed: medium-sized (1 x 0.7 cm), outer layer fleshy and red, aril bright yellow
Other: mainly climbing with leaves that have been modified to form strong woody hooks.
Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire
Distribution type: continental disjunct, in Upper
Guinea present in 9 30' cells
Forest type: wet evergreen forest, rainforest, coastal forest, secondary forest, gallery forest, savanna
It regenerates in disturbed (savanna, forest edge, secondary forest, roadsides) as well as in undisturbed habitats. It is often found by rivers on sandy soils (herbarium).
Dispersal: probably by animals
FWTA, Jongkind (1989), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)
Mapania baldwinii Nelmes
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.