Dracaenaceae

Guild: sb

Life form: small shrublet

Max. height: 0.5 m (herbarium)

Leaf: spirally, simple, ovate, notophyll (2-6 x 5-19

cm), entire, coriaceous, with 4-6 sharply impressed nerves; pseudo-petiole

Inflorescence: terminal, unbranched, small (< 5 cm), hidden under the leaves and not surpassing them Flower: small

Fruit: fleshy, globose (1.5 cm in diameter), orange Seed: rhomboid, medium-sized (0.9 x 0.8 x 0.6 cm), pale brown

Other: the rhizomes may be repeatedly forked. Arial stems erect up to 5 cm. It is usually mistaken for juvenile D. aubryana.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic to the Cavally river basin in SW Cote d'lvoire Upper Guinea: Cote d'lvoire, presumably also on the Liberian bank

Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 3 30' cells, distribution range is 194 km. Forest type: wet evergreen forest, secondary forest

Habitat

It is found in deep shade.

Deciduousness: evergreen Dispersal: probably by animals Timing: it does not appear to have a fixed flowering period

Deciduousness: evergreen Dispersal: probably by animals Timing: it does not appear to have a fixed flowering period

Data sources

Bos (1984), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

It is found in deep shade.

Bos (1984), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

spp

n

Open (n) || Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

D.p.

29

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

20 (5) 0

7

3

0

3

97

0

7

86

7

86

7

0

All

46333

37 HI 4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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