Connaraceae

Stapf

Regeneration

It has a phanerocotyal epigeal reserve seedling type (De la Mensbruge 1966). The cotyledons are thick and red. Germination occurs in 2-3 weeks.

Description

Description

Guild: u

Life form: medium-sized tree

Max. height: 15 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 26 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, oblong to elliptic, notophyll

(3-6 x 7-14 cm), entire, herbaceous, shining dark green above, glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath; no stipules

Inflorescence: terminal, branched (panicle, many-flowered)

Flower: small; calyx pale brown hairy outside, glabrous inside; corolla white, hairy

Fruit: fleshy indehiscent, obovoid (2.8 x 1.7 cm), yellow-brown to orange; 1 seed

Seed: large (2.1 x 1.1 cm), cream-coloured and fleshy on the outside

Other: seedlings with glabrous cotyledons turning red-brown upon exposure. The slash is dark reddish.

Distribution

Continent: Gabon

Upper Guinea: Cote d'lvoire

Distribution type: continental disjunct, in Upper

Guinea present in 3 30' cells, Red List species

(Endangered)

Forest type: coastal rainforest

Habitat

It is regularly found in forests near streams, and close to the coast (FWTA).

Regeneration

It has a phanerocotyal epigeal reserve seedling type (De la Mensbruge 1966). The cotyledons are thick and red. Germination occurs in 2-3 weeks.

Phenology

Dispersal: by animals

Data sources

FWTA, De la Mensbruge (1966), Eimunjeze (1976), Breteler (1989), IUCN Red List (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

>500m

<2km

<5km

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