Leguminosae Caes

Guild: u

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 5 m (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004) Leaf: lower leaves on tree simple, ovate, notophyll (4-7 x 7-13 cm), upper leaves bipinnately compound, sickle-shaped, notophyll (3-9 x 11.5 cm), entire, coriaceous with translucent points, glabrous, young leaflets occasionally with a few hairs on nerves below

Inflorescence: terminal or axillary, branched (up to 20 cm long)

Flower: small; corolla white

Fruit: dry indehiscent

Seed: data unavailable

Other: it has buttresses up to 1.5 m high.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia

Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 4

30' cells, distribution range is 227 km

Forest type: wet evergreen forest, secondary forest

Habitat

It is often associated with riverbanks in wet evergreen forests (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004). On red-yellow clay with gravel of lateritic origin (herbarium).

Phenology

Data sources

FWTA, Voorhoeve (1965), Lock (1989), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

spp

Open (n)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil

CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

G.d.

1 4

25

0

0

0

25

0

50

0

100

0

100

0

0

All

46333

37

4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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