Rubiaceae

Guild: pi

Life form: small winding woody climber

Max. height: data unavailable

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: opposite, simple, ovate, notophyll (3-6 x

5-10.5 cm), entire, lower leaf surface densely hairy;

interpetiolar stipules, erect

Inflorescence: axillary, globose (3 cm in diameter), with a long peduncle

Flower: medium-sized; calyx and bracts pink to violet; corolla tube violet outside, white inside Fruit: fleshy, globose (0.8 cm in diameter), red; sweet-sour

Seed: data unavailable

Other: a slender climber with hairy stems.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic

Upper Guinea: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d'lvoire

Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in 8 30' cells, distribution range is 401 km Forest type: upland evergreen forest, wet evergreen forest, secondary forest

Habitat

Practically only reported in disturbed open places (e.g. roadsides, logged and open forests) (herbarium).

Dispersal: probably by animals

Data sources

FWTA, Hepper (1958), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Dispersal: probably by animals

FWTA, Hepper (1958), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

spp

n

Open (n)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

S.h.

14

73 (11)

29

36

0

0

7

58

36

0

100

0

79

0

21

All

46333

37

4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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