Upper Guinean Forest
Med.LHW 68-2: 23
Bos 2404 (BR, K, WAG); Leeuwenberg 4789 (WAG)
A small tree or shrub of higher altitudes, above 650 m, very similar to T. monadelpha, which is found at lower levels; outer bark thin, not peeling of, reddish- or grey-brown, inner bark pale brown. Leaves usually with 2 – 4 pairs of (sub-)opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet, rather coriaceous. Fruit an obovoid-subglobose, 3-lobed capsule 1 – 1.5 x 1.6 – 2 cm, densely hairy, opening with 3 valves, usually 2 seeds in each chamber, partly covered with an orange-red aril.