Pararistolochia goldieana

A ristolochiaceae


Guild: np

Life form: medium-sized winding woody climber Max. height: 6 m long (Poncy 1978) Max. diameter: 3 cm (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004)

Leaf: alternate, simple, heart-shaped, mesophyll (12-15 cm long), entire, glabrous above, pubescent beneath

Inflorescence: cauliflorous, solitary Flower: very large (up to 60 cm long); purplish; cylindrical; with 3 lobes; rotten scent Fruit: fleshy, green to brown Seed: large


Continent: Guinea wide: from Sierra Leone to Cameroon (Hall & Swaine 1981). Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea (herbarium) Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 2932 km Forest type: In Ghana, only found in dry semi-deciduous forest (Hall & Swaine 1981). In Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Cameroon, it has been recorded in rainforests and secondary forests (herbarium).

Data sources

FWTA, Poncy (1978), Hall & Swaine (1981), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)


Often found in shady places in the forest understorey (herbarium).


It regenerates in shade (Hall & Swaine 1981).

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