Life form: straggling shrub
Max. height: 3 m (herbarium)
Max. diameter: data unavailable
Leaf: opposite, simple, ovate to lanceolate, microphyll (1.5-3 x 4-8 cm), entire, herbaceous, hairy; almost sessile; interpetiolar stipules
Inflorescence: axillary, solitary
Flower: medium-sized (tube approx. 2.5 cm long);
corolla tube yellow, lobes orange and reflexed, shorter than tube
Fruit: fleshy, globose (0.5 cm in diameter), whitish,
2-lobed; 1-2 seeds
Other: occasionally with spines on the lower parts of the stems. The twigs are covered with dense curly hairs.
Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Guinea (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004), Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire (herbarium)
Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 20 30' cells, distribution range is 842 km
Forest type: montane forest, moist evergreen forest, coastal forest, swamp forest, secondary forest
Species occurrence increases significantly at places where rainfall is higher than 1500 mm/yr (Chi2 test). It can be found in the understorey but also along forest edges, logging roads, and secondary forests. It is frequently found along rivers, flooded grounds, and riverbanks (herbarium). On clayish, sandy and lateritic soils.
FWTA, Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)
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