Life form: medium-sized tree Max. height: 30 m (Zwetsloot 1981) Max. diameter: 52 cm (inventory data Ghana) Leaf: opposite, simple, elliptic to ovate, mesophyll (1.7-17 x 5-32 cm), entire, coriaceous, dark green above, lighter green beneath; petiole up to 1.5 cm long, glabrous or minutely pubescent
Inflorescence: axillary, branched (cyme, 3-40 flowers)
Flower: medium-sized; calyx green; corolla yellow-green, tube-shaped; fragrant Fruit: dry dehiscent, fusiform (3 x 20 cm), brown to black; many seeds
Seed: elliptic, large (0.4 x 5.5 cm), brown; hairy plumes
Other: the crown is deep, narrow and dark green. The bole is straight and cylindrical with smooth brown bark normally blotched with large patches of white lichen. It has no buttresses. It has lenticels in horizontal rows. The slash exudes latex. The wood density is 0.48 g/cm3.
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