Life form: large irregularly winding woody climber
Max. height: 30 m long (herbarium)
Max. diameter: 10 cm (herbarium)
Leaf: opposite, simple, oblong, mesophyll (8 x 12
cm), dentate, coriaceous
Flower: small; white
Fruit: dry dehiscent, with 3 flat carpels, 6 cm long, woody, green; up to 24 seeds Seed: very large (4-5 cm long), 1-winged Other: the wood is pale yellow with yellowish to pinkish sapwood. The stem and main branches are quadrangular to strongly fluted. Resinous threads appear when the leaves are torn apart.
Continent: Nigeria Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, in Upper Guinea present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 1384 km
Forest type: rainforest, semi-deciduous forest, savanna, secondary vegetation
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