Zingiberaceae

Guild: pi

Life form: perennial stoloniferous herb Max. height: 0.5 m

Leaf: arranged in two vertical rows, simple, oblanceolate to elliptic, mesophyll (4-5 x 18-25 cm), glabrous above, hairy beneath Inflorescence: separate with 1 to several flowers Flower: medium-sized (2 cm long); calyx purple-brown; corolla white, funnel-shaped, with 1 large central petal (3.5 x 2 cm)

Fruit: fleshy, spherical (2 cm in diameter), glabrous, subterranean

Seed: medium-sized (0.25 cm in diameter)

Distribution

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: continuous, regional, present in 4 30' cells, distribution range is 471 km Forest type: upland forest, wet evergreen forest

Phenology

Dispersal: by animals (chimpanzees)

Dispersal: by animals (chimpanzees)

Data sources

FWTA, Lock & Hall (1973), Hall & Swaine (1981)

Habitat

In open places such as forest gaps and along roadsides (Lock & Hall 1973).

spp

IIn

Open (n)

Altitude

River

Coast

Mean Annual Rainfall

Soil CMK

Soil WHC

>500m

<2km

<5km

D

Il M

II w

H VW

II L

M

Il H

L

M

H

A.a.

II8

0 (7)

II 3

75

0

13

88

0

0

0

38

63

0

13

38

All

46333

37

4

39

7

37

29

24

10

6

69

25

36

13

39

Afzelia parviflora (Vahl) Heppi

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