Life form: small winding woody climber
Max. height: 3 m long
Max. diameter: data unavailable
Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (5-12 x
9-21 cm), entire, herbaceous, rusty-brown hairs on the lower side and on the veins on both sides; hairy petiole
Inflorescence: compound, many small flowers in a cup surrounded by leaf-like bracts Flower: small (0.4-0.6 cm in diameter); creamy Fruit: fleshy (1.1 x 3.3 cm), orange, pubescent; 1 seed
Seed: data unavailable
Continent: Upper Guinea endemic
Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire
Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 18 30' cells, distribution range is 1067 km Forest type: secondary forest, thicket
Species occurrence is highest in zones where rainfall is around 2700 mm/yr (logistic regression analysis, Chi2 test). It is only found in secondary vegetation such as degraded forests, and roadside thickets (herbarium).
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