Pyrenacantha glabrescens u Engl

Icacinaceae

Description

Phenology

Guild: np

Life form: large winding woody climber Max. height: 10 m long (herbarium) Max. diameter: 10 cm (herbarium) Leaf: alternate, simple, obovate to elliptic, mesophyll (2.5-9 x 6-20 cm), entire, coriaceous, pubescent; petiole (1-3 cm long), hairy Inflorescence: axillary, unbranched (6-15 cm long), dioecious, rachis hairy

Flower: small (0.15 x 0.25 cm); pubescent outside; no calyx; corolla pale yellow, 4 free petals Fruit: fleshy, ellipsoid (1.8 x 3.3 cm), orange, pubescent; 1 seed

Seed: large (2.0 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm), irregularly grooved and ridged

Timing: flowering period from March to June (De Koning 1983); fruiting period from December to April (De Koning 1983)

Timing: flowering period from March to June (De Koning 1983); fruiting period from December to April (De Koning 1983)

Distribution

Data sources

Continent: Cameroon

Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana FWTA, De Koning (1983)

Distribution type: continental disjunct with the largest population in Upper Guinea, present in 9 30' cells in Upper Guinea

Forest type: wet evergreen forest, secondary forest

Habitat

Most commonly found in established secondary forest, and along forest borders (Kuzee pers. comm., herbarium).

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