Guild: pi

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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