Raphia palmapinus g Hutch

Palmae

Guild: u

Life form: palm tree

Max. height: 9 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: in a terminal cluster, pinnately compound (up to 10 m long), leaflets linear, spinose

Inflorescence: branched (lax panicle, sticking out at 4 m height)

Flower: data unavailable

Fruit: fleshy, elongate-ovoid (4 cm x 8.8 cm), orange-brown, with scales

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Sierra

Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 12 30' cells, distribution range is 1859 km

Forest type: wet evergreen forest, swamps

(herbarium, Hawthorne 1995a)

Habitat

It seems to be confined to permanent swamps in the wet evergreen forest area or behind the mangrove zone.

Phenology

Dispersal: by birds

Dispersal: by birds

Data sources

FWTA, Russell (1965), Hawthorne (1995a)

16° 14° 12° 10° 8° 6" 4° 2'

spp

■I-

Open (n)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

« M

W

II VW

II L

M

Il H

L

M

H

R.p.

16

67 (3)

II 0

56

0

37

44

6

12

0

44

56

19

31

44

All

H46333

37

4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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