Description

Guild: pi

Life form: woody climber

Max. height: 5 m (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: simple, oblong to elliptic, notophyll (4-6 x

6.5-13 cm), entire, coriaceous, hairy on the midrib

Inflorescence: axillary, branched (panicle), brown tomentose

Flower: small; calyx rusty brown; corolla yellow to whitish

Fruit: dry dehiscent (pod), oblong (2 x 8 cm), woody, dark brown; 2-3 seeds Seed: large (1.3 x 1.2 cm), brown Other: the branchlets are brown pubescent.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Liberia Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in 6 30' cells, distribution range is 472 km Forest type: secondary forest, coastal forest, coastal savanna

Other: the subspecies is Upper Guinea endemic, and has a strong disjunct distribution from the other subspecies B. spathacea polyantha, which is found in Cameroon, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Habitat

It is often found in secondary vegetation, at the edge of forests, or along streams or swamps. It occurs on laterite and sandy soils (herbarium).

Phenology

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