Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.
Leenhouts, P.W. (1969) Blumea 17: 85.
Flowers and fruits as a shrub about 3-5 m tall.
Features not available.
Cotyledons only partly emerge from the testa and only partly become photosynthetically active. First pair of true leaves opposite or sub-opposite. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf compound with about 4-7 leaflets, leaflet blades lanceolate, about 9-12 x 2-3 cm, leaflet stalks short, channelled on the upper surface. Midrib depressed on the upper surface. Terminal bud clothed in pale brown prostrate hairs. Seed germination time 27 to 47 days.
Occurs in CYP, known only from collections made in the Claudie River area. Altitudinal range probably quite small, from near sea level to 50 (?)m. Grows in well developed gallery rain forest on creek or river flats. Also occurs in Africa, Asia and New Guinea.