Moraceae

Description

Guild: pi

Life form: shrub or tree, starts epiphytic

Max. diameter: 15 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (3-8 x

9-20 cm); coriaceous

Inflorescence: cauliflorous, mainly on older branches, flowers in a closed receptacle Flower: very small

Fruit: fleshy (fig), ellipsoid (1 x 1.5 cm), smooth, yellowish outside and reddish brown on cross section, many seeds

Other: the slash exudes a watery, whitish latex.

Distribution

Continent: Cameroon, Gabon Upper Guinea: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 14 30' cells, distribution range is 1821 km Forest type: gallery forest

Habitat

Often found in very wet (e.g. creek and riverbanks, alluvial plain), open (e.g. forest edges, close to villages), and disturbed (secondary forests) places (De Rouw 1991).

Dispersal: probably by animals (monkeys, birds, bats)

Dispersal: probably by animals (monkeys, birds, bats)

Regeneration

It regenerates in secondary forest (De Rouw 1991),

Regeneration

It regenerates in secondary forest (De Rouw 1991),

spp

n

Open (n) || Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

F.o.

18

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

33 (3) 0

44

33

51

22

11

6

11

56

33

39

11

28

All

46333

37 HI 4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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