Field Characters: Large canopy tree (up to c. 30 m high)
Altitudinal range from near sea level to 100 m.
Grows in gallery forest.
Fruits : Infrutescence arranged on branched axis, fruit 6-7 cm long, 1.5 1m diam., bright orange, bright red, or brown (densely hairy)
Flowers : Inflorescence axillary or on the trunk or branches (on branchlets below leaves), flowers on a branched axis, cones absent;
– Male, female and hermaphrodite flowers produced in the same inflorescence.
– Flowers densely stellate hairy
Leaves : Leaf blades about 8-15 x 4.4-8.3 cm.
Numerous stellate hairs visible with a lens on the lower surface of the leaf blade and sometimes also on the upper surface.