Salacia howesii

Celastraceae

Guild: np

Life form: large irregularly winding woody climber

Max. height: 20 m long (herbarium)

Max. diameter: data unavailable

Leaf: opposite, simple, mesophyll (5 x 14 cm), entire, coriaceous, densely pubescent underneath

Inflorescence: axillary, branched

Flower: small (0.6 cm in diameter); yellowish; dish-

shaped

Fruit: fleshy, globose (approx. 2.5 cm in diameter), orange

Seed: data unavailable

Other: the twigs are densely pubescent and not lenticellate. It has no exudate. The wood on cross-section is pale reddish with many darker dots.

Distribution

Continent: Nigeria, Gabon Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, widespread, in Upper Guinea present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 1985 km

Forest type: wet evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest, moist semi-deciduous forest

Sometimes observed near the coast.

Regeneration

It regenerates in shade (Hall à Swaine 1981).

Phenology

Data unavailable.

Data sources

FWTA, Hallé (1962), Hall à Lock (1975), Hall à Swaine (1981)

It regenerates in shade (Hall à Swaine 1981).

Data sources

FWTA, Hallé (1962), Hall à Lock (1975), Hall à Swaine (1981)

Sometimes observed near the coast.

spp

n

Open (n) || Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

S.h.

4

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

M

W

VW

L

M

H

L

M

H

25 (4) 0

0

50

25

75

0

0

0

50

50

0

0

100

All

46333

37 HI 4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

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