Guild: u

Life form: woody climber Max. height: data unavailable Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: opposite, simple, elliptic to narrowly ovate, mesophyll (2-8 x 5-19 cm), coriaceous, glabrous, two pairs of secondary veins curved along the margin Inflorescence: axillary or terminal, branched (up to 6 cm long and 3 cm wide, lax, several-flowered) Flower: small (corolla tube 0.4 cm long); calyx glabrous on both sides; corolla white, glabrous outside, hairy inside; fragrant Fruit: fleshy, ellipsoid (3 cm in diameter), orange; 1-3 seeds

Seed: flattened, obliquely elliptic, large (1.8 x 1.4 x 0.5 cm)

Other: the branchlets are pale to dark brown and glabrous. It climbs with tendrils.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 5 30' cells, distribution range is 247 km Forest type: rainforest, gallery forest


It occurs along riverbanks or in gallery forest, at low elevations (Leeuwenberg 1969).

FWTA, Leeuwenberg (1969), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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