Leguminosae Pap

Guild: np

Life form: winding woody climber


Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: alternate, imparipinnately compound, 9-13 opposite leaflets, elliptic, microphyll (1.5-3 x 5-10 cm), entire, coriaceous, with long hairs at the lower leaf surface

Inflorescence: axillary or terminal, branched, hairy Flower: small; corolla white to purple Fruit: dry indehiscent, flat, wing-like (8 x 3 cm), brown; 1-2 seeds

Seed: medium-sized (0.8 cm), brown

Other: a climbing shrub when young. The end of young twigs is covered with golden-brown hairs.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in 5 30' cells, distribution range is 511 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest


In Côte d'Ivoire, it is found in the lagoon region, though not always near water (Aké Assi & Mangenot 1975). It is fairly common in Ghana in swamps of evergreen forest zones (Hawthorne 1995a).

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