African Plant Database

Elatostema paivaeanum Wedd.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 16: I. 178 (1869) 
Information on the genus : Elatostema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Elatostema busseanum H. Winkl. (1908)
=Elatostema gabonense Schröt. (1939)
=Elatostema paivaeanum var. conrauanum Engl. (1902)
=Elatostema preussii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial, monoecious, fleshy, brown herb (4-)40-100 cm tall with a trailing radicant stem and a creeping rhizome; stems usually unbranched, glabrous or somewhat pubescent; leaves restricted to the upper half of the stem[…]
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Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest in moist shade of forest floor; wooded humid thalweg; shaded valley sides; sometimes in dense stand; on periodically inundated rocks with […]
  475-2100 m alt. Specimens with immature inflorescences difficult to distinguish from large specimens of E. monticola. Good flowering material needed for identification of these species
  Bioko/Fernandoo Poo. – ? Disjunct area W-E.
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Record n°122405 modified 2007-04-02
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