Guild: sb

Life form: small tree

Max. height: 7 m (herbarium)

Max. diameter: 8 cm (herbarium)

Leaf: alternate, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (4-12 x

15-38 cm), entire; stipules up to 1.5 cm long, falling off prematurely

Inflorescence: cauliflorous; flowers in clusters (fasciculate)

Flower: small (approx. 1 cm), calyx pubescent

Fruit: fleshy, globose (1 cm in diameter), dark red, glabrous; in bundles on trunk; 1-2 seeds Seed: large


Continent: Cameroon, Gabon

Upper Guinea: Cote d'lvoire

Distribution type: continental disjunct, in

Upper Guinea present in 6 30' cells, Red List species (endangered)

Forest type: rainforest, evergreen forest


In closed lowland forest, on sandy clay (Hawthorne & Jongkind 2004, herbarium).

FWTA, Aubreville (1959), IUCN Red List (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Data sources

FWTA, Aubreville (1959), IUCN Red List (2000), Hawthorne & Jongkind (2004)

Cola boxiana Brenan & Keay

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