Menispermaceae

Regeneration

Guild: sb

Life form: shrub

Max. height: 2 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: alternate, simple, in tufts at the end of the twigs, obovate to elliptic, mesophyll (4-13 x 15-30

cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous; petiole 1-8.5 cm long, with a shallow groove laterally at both sides

Inflorescence: dioecious, cauliflorous, unbranched

(umbel, globose head with 3-7 male and female flowers)

Flower: small; creamy; male flowers with 8-11 tepals; female flowers with 8 tepals Fruit: fleshy (drupe), ellipsoid (1.3 x 3 cm), orange; 1 seed

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire,

Ghana

Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 25 30' cells, distribution range is 1185 km Forest type: rainforest, secondary forest (herbarium)

Habitat

Species occurrence tends to increase in lowlands (logistic regression analysis), and in places where rainfall reaches 1500-2000 mm/yr (Chi2 test). It is common in the shaded and moist understorey (herbarium, Dekker 1983, De Koning 1983). Often found close to water (e.g. rivers, streams, pools, and even swamps) (Chi2 test). Very frequently on sandy soils (herbarium, Dekker 1983), but sometimes also on clay (herbarium).

It has a cryptocotylar hypogeic reserve seedling type (De Koning 1983), and a high germination rate (De Koning 1983).

Timing: fruiting period the whole year round (De Koning 1983)

Regeneration

It has a cryptocotylar hypogeic reserve seedling type (De Koning 1983), and a high germination rate (De Koning 1983).

Timing: fruiting period the whole year round (De Koning 1983)

The roots are chewed as an aphrodisiac (Hall & Swaine 1981).

Data sources

Hall & Swaine (1981), Dekker (1983), De Koning (1983)

The roots are chewed as an aphrodisiac (Hall & Swaine 1981).

Data sources

Hall & Swaine (1981), Dekker (1983), De Koning (1983)

spp

n

Open (n) || Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

P.p.

88

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

27 (59) 1

57

5

3

48

40

9

0

75

25

16

2

80

All

46333

37 4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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