Guild: u

Life form: tree, starts epiphytic

Max. height: 15 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 50 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, oblong, notophyll (3-6.5 x

6-14 cm), entire, coriaceous

Inflorescence: axillary, flowers in a closed receptacle

Flower: very small

Fruit: fleshy (fig), subglobose (2.5 cm in diameter), green; many seeds

Other: the slash exudes a white latex.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea,

Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 12 30' cells, distribution range is 1670 km

Forest type: moist forest, riverine forest


Usually, found along rivers in moist forests (herbarium).

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

Data sources

Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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