Rhizophoraceae

Guild: sb

Life form: shrub or small tree Max. height: 15 m (herbarium) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: opposite, simple, broadly oblong to elliptic, notophyll (3-6 x 7-14 cm), entire to crenate, herbaceous, glabrous, interpetiolar stipules Inflorescence: axillary, arranged in sessile clusters Flower: small; calyx green; corolla white, anthers prominent

Fruit: indehiscent, green; 1 seed Seed: small (0.2 x 0.2 cm)

Distribution

Continent: Nigeria

Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana

Distribution type: continental disjunct with the largest population in Upper Guinea; in Upper Guinea present in 23 30' cells Forest type: montane forest, wet evergreen forest, gallery forest, secondary forest

Habitat

The occurrence increases very sharply when rainfall is higher than 2500 mm/yr (logistic regression analysis, Chi2 test). The species is usually found in the forest understorey close to water (e.g. riverbanks, along rivers and creeks), and it is often observed close to the sea, near the beach (Chi2 test, Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004). Very often on sandy, sandy-loamy soils (herbarium).

Regeneration

It regenerates in primary forests (De Rouw 1991).

Regeneration

It regenerates in primary forests (De Rouw 1991).

Cassipourea hiotou Aubrév. & Pellegr.

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