Leguminosae Caes

Phenology

Guild: sb

Life form: medium-sized tree Max. height: 16 m (herbarium) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: alternate, paripinnately compound, 6-8 leaflets, oblong to triangular, microphyll (2-3.5 x 4-8 cm), entire, dull green below, rachis deeply grooved, and young twigs sometimes grooved as well; leaflets occasionally emarginate, rachis often with a small pair of tiny, waxy, gland-like structures attached to rachis at base of middle pair(s) of leaflets, leaflets sometimes gland-dotted at base of lamina as well

Inflorescence: terminal, unbranched (raceme) Flower: medium-sized; corolla white Fruit: dry dehiscent (pod), flat Seed: unknown

Other: a tree with a spreading crown of drooping branches.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire (one doubtful record),

Ghana

Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 5 30' cells, distribution range is 257 km, Red List species (Endangered). In Ghana, it is an uncommon species (Hawthorne 1995a). Forest type: wet evergreen forest, riverine forest

Habitat

It is mostly seen close to rivers in evergreen forest (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004). On sandy soils (herbarium).

Dispersal: probably explosive

Timing: flowering period: one record in August

(herbarium)

Data sources

FWTA, Hall & Swaine (1981), Lock (1989), Hawthorne (1995a), IUCN Red List (2000), Kasparek (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Phenology

Dispersal: probably explosive

Timing: flowering period: one record in August

(herbarium)

Data sources

FWTA, Hall & Swaine (1981), Lock (1989), Hawthorne (1995a), IUCN Red List (2000), Kasparek (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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