Schumanniophyton problematicum



Guild: sb

Life form: small tree Max. height: 12 m (FWTA) Max. diameter: 5 cm (herbarium) Leaf: opposite, simple, obovate, macrophyll (25-40 x 35-45 cm), dentate, herbaceous, in whorls of 3 at the extremity of branches, rather glabrous or with few hairs on midrib; interpetiolar stipules Inflorescence: axillary, flowers and fruits clustered on horizontal branches

Flower: large (corolla tube approx. 5 cm long); corolla tube cream-coloured, approx. 10 lobes, mottled brown

Fruit: fleshy, ellipsoid to ovoid (4 x 5.5 cm), pale brown outside, yellow inside, in clusters of 5 or 6; many seeds Seed: dark brown

Other: it has hard yellow wood. The stems are triangular at the nodes.


Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Sierra Leone, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: Upper Guinea disjunct, widespread, present in 9 30' cells, distribution range is 1086 km, Red List species (Vulnerable) Forest type: wet evergreen forest, moist evergreen forest, semi-deciduous forest


Deciduousness: deciduous, which is a very rare phenomenon for understorey species of evergreen forests (Hall & Swaine 1981)

Data sources

FWTA, Savill & Fox (1967), Hall & Swaine (1981), Houghton (1988)


Found in the understorey, especially in wet places in the forest (Savill & Fox 1967).


It regenerates in shade.

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