African Plant Database

Cyanastrum cordifolium Oliv.
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 20: t. 1965 (1891)  
Information on the genus : Cyanastrum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Schoenlandia gabonensis Cornu (1896)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with depressed-globose corm, arranged in tiers, with few roots; leaf lamina (including lobes) 7-20x6-15 cm, sagittate to heart-shaped, deeply cordate at base, sinus with parallel to slightly divergent sides; petiole 7-32 cm long; scape 6-17 cm including inflorescence; inflorescence 1-4 cm long from lowest flower to apex, with 1-7 flowers; tepals 1-1,4x0,2-0,6 cm, bright blue; capsule deeply 3-lobed.
Ecology : Rain-forest floor, often gregarious; near shore and lakes; 0-1000 m alt.
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carte afrique num 11186
Record n°11186
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