Rubiaceae

Guild: sb

Life form: shrub

Max. height: 2 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: opposite, simple, narrowly elliptic, notophyll

(1.8-5 x 9-14 cm), glabrous, 10-16 pairs of lateral veins; petiole 0.2-0.6 cm long, glabrous, with interpetiolar stipules

Inflorescence: terminal, branched (triads, up to 5 cm long, sessile or shortly pedunculate) Flower: medium-sized (1.1-1.6 cm long), tube-shaped, glabrous outside and inside, white; no fragrance

Fruit: fleshy, bilobed (0.8 x 0.9 cm), red when ripe, calyx persistent; 1-2 seeds

Seed: medium-sized (0.6 x 0.6 cm), reddish brown

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic (De Block 1998) Upper Guinea: Ghana (herbarium, De Block 1998) Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 254 km. Known only from Ghana, although Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004) expect it to occur in Cote d'lvoire as well. Forest type: upland evergreen forest, wet evergreen forest

Habitat

It is found in the forest understorey (herbarium).

Leaf Venation Cinnamomum Iners
Phenology

Dispersal: probably moth pollinated. Dispersed by birds and small mammals (De Block 1998) Timing: flowering period in February, and from September to October, December; fruiting period in September (De Block 1998)

Dispersal: probably moth pollinated. Dispersed by birds and small mammals (De Block 1998) Timing: flowering period in February, and from September to October, December; fruiting period in September (De Block 1998)

Data sources

De Block (1998), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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