This species is easily confused with Drypetes chevalieri Beille[
Cyclostemon gilgianus Pax
Lingelsheimia gilgiana (Pax) Hutch.
Drypetes gilgiana is a tree growing up to 13 metres tall[
]. The bole is around 10cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild, mainly for local use, for its wood and edible fruit. The fruits are sometimes sold in local markets in Ghana[
West tropical Africa - Senegal to Cameroon and Central African Republic, south to Gabon and Congo.
An understorey plant of the high evergreen and deciduous forest[
]. Evergreen and deciduous forest; also river banks; dry deciduous forest; at elevations from 500 - 1,000 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.
Fruit - raw[
]. A sweet-tasting pulp[
]. The bright scarlet or orange fruits are 12 - 20mm in diamete[
The light brown wood is very hard[
If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.