Simaroubaceae

Guild: sb

Life form: medium-sized tree Max. height: 30 m (herbarium) Max. diameter: 100 cm (herbarium) Leaf: alternate, imparipinnately compound; 13-25 subopposite leaflets, oblong, notophyll (2-4.5 x 8-13.5 cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous Inflorescence: terminal, branched (panicle) Flower: small; yellow

Fruit: fleshy (drupe), ovoid (8 x 10 cm); 1 seed Seed: very large

Other: the leaves are clustered at the ends of branches. The wood density is 0.55 g/cm3.

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire Distribution type: continuous, local, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 201 km, Red List species (Vulnerable). Recorded only in southwest Côte d'Ivoire

Forest type: moist evergreen forest

Habitat

Data unavailable.

Regeneration

It has a cryptocotylar hypogeal reserve seedling type (cf. de la Mensbruge 1966), and regenerates in undisturbed, primary forests (De Rouw 1991).

Phenology

Dispersal: by animals

Timing: flowering period in October (Kasparek 2000)

Data sources

FWTA, Aubréville (1959), De la Mensbruge (1966), De Rouw (1991), IUCN Red List (2000), Kasparek (2000)

Data sources

FWTA, Aubréville (1959), De la Mensbruge (1966), De Rouw (1991), IUCN Red List (2000), Kasparek (2000)

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