Dichapetalaceae

Guild: sb

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 10 m

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (3-8 x

9-17 cm), entire, coriaceous, with glands below

Inflorescence: axillary, many flowers together

(glomerulous)

Flower: small; corolla light cream to yellow

Fruit: fleshy, subovoid, laterally compressed (1.5 x

3 cm), slimy pulp, yellow; 2 seeds

Other: it has a knobbly bole. The branches grow horizontal, then drooping, to form an untidy tangled-

looking crown.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Cote d'lvoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, very local, present in 2 30' cells, Red List species (Vulnerable) Forest type: wet evergreen forest

Habitat

It occurs especially along streambanks (Hawthorne 1995a).

Dispersal: probably by animals

Dispersal: probably by animals

Data sources

Breteler (1986), Hawthorne (1990, 1995a), IUCN Red List (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Habitat

It occurs especially along streambanks (Hawthorne 1995a).

Dichapetalaceae

Data sources

Breteler (1986), Hawthorne (1990, 1995a), IUCN Red List (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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