Sometimes found along roads or near riverbanks.


Guild: u

Life form: large woody climber Max. height: 30 m long (herbarium) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: opposite, simple, elliptic, microphyll (1-2 x 2-5.5 cm), entire, herbaceous, very discolorous, midrib red-brown, hairy beneath on the bigger nerves and in the axils of the laterals; interpetiolar stipules

Inflorescence: axillary; flowers in heads Flower: calyx light green; corolla tube pale green, lobes white; fragrant

Fruit: fleshy, subglobose (0.6 cm in diameter), green; infructescence on stalks; 1-2 seeds Seed: medium-sized (0.3 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm) Other: the main stem is quadrangular.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, present in 10 30' cells, distribution range is 1132 km Forest type: wet evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest, secondary forest

Data sources

Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

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