Habitat

Mostly found where rainfall is higher than 2500 mm/yr (Chi2 test). Often found in the vicinity of water (herbarium, Voorhoeve 1965).

It has a phanerocotylar epigeal reserve seedling type (cf. Voorhoeve 1965). A gregarious tree, often locally abundant (herbarium). Regeneration needs light for healthy development (Voorhoeve 1965).

Phenology

Deciduousness: evergreen Dispersal: by explosive pods. Seeds are eaten by chimpanzees (Kasparek 2000). Timing: fruits are found the whole year round (Voorhoeve 1965)

Uses

It has edible seeds (Kasparek 2000). The species was formerly used to obtain country salt. The wood was burned and the ashes leached; the evaporated leach gave a residue of salt (Voorhoeve 1965).

Data sources

FWTA, Voorhoeve (1965), Lock (1989), Kasparek (2000)

Deciduousness: evergreen Dispersal: by explosive pods. Seeds are eaten by chimpanzees (Kasparek 2000). Timing: fruits are found the whole year round (Voorhoeve 1965)

Uses

It has edible seeds (Kasparek 2000). The species was formerly used to obtain country salt. The wood was burned and the ashes leached; the evaporated leach gave a residue of salt (Voorhoeve 1965).

Data sources

FWTA, Voorhoeve (1965), Lock (1989), Kasparek (2000)

Calpocalyx brevibracteatus

Leguminosae-Mim.

Harms

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