Leguminosae Pap

Guild: sb

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 10 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 8 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, imparipinnately compound, 5-7

opposite leaflets, elliptic, herbaceous, almost glabrous beneath

Inflorescence: axillary, branched

Flower: calyx whitish with purple spots; corolla violet

Fruit: dry dehiscent, flat, woody

Seed: data unavailable

Other: it has twigs with many small lenticels.

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 209 km Forest type: moist evergreen forest, secondary forest


It occurs in undisturbed forest, as well as in gaps. Found in secondary forest and along roadsides. Sometimes found near rivers or swamps.


Data sources

Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)




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