Loganiaceae

Leeuwenb.

Description

Guild: sb

Life form: medium-sized woody climber

Max. height: 25 m long (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 4 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: opposite, simple, obovate, notophyll (2-8 x

4-15 cm), entire, coriaceous

Inflorescence: axillary, solitary to few flowered (up to 1.5 cm long)

Flower: small (corolla tube 0.3 cm long); corolla yellow, 5-merous

Fruit: fleshy, globose (1.3 cm in diameter), orange; 1 seed

Seed: ellipsoid, medium-sized (0.9 x 0.8 x 0.7 cm), pale brown, densely pubescent

Other: it has paired tendrils and climbs with hooks.

Regeneration

It regenerates in primary forest (De Rouw 1991).

Phenology

Dispersal: by animals (monkeys, elephants)

Data sources

Leeuwenberg (1969), De Rouw (1991), IUCN Red List (2000)

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire

Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in

9 30' cells, distribution range is 392 km, Red List species (Vulnerable)

Forest type: rainforest, coastal forest, riverine forest, secondary forest

Habitat

It is usually found on riverbanks, on sandy soils (herbarium).

Regeneration

It regenerates in primary forest (De Rouw 1991).

Phenology

Dispersal: by animals (monkeys, elephants)

Data sources

Leeuwenberg (1969), De Rouw (1991), IUCN Red List (2000)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

>500m

<2km

<5km

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