African Plant Database


Eremospatha dransfieldii Sunderl.
Family : ARECACEAE
Protologue : Kew Bull. 58(4): 988 (2003)
Information on the genus : Eremospatha
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 40 m long, circular in cross-section; leaves up to 3.5 m long; cirrus 1.2-1.5 m long; leaflets up to 40 on each side of the rachis, highly variable in shape, obovate-ellipticus to oblanceolate to rhomboid, inequidistant. The inflorescences, flowers and fruits have never been collected.
Ecology : This is a light demanding species found particularly along forest margins, in tree-fall gaps and along road sides (Sunderland, 2012).
  Mainly found in the Western region of Ghana and eastern Ivory Coast, with outliers in Sierra Leone.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Woody Pl. W. Afr. Forest : 872 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 125860
 
Record n°125860 modified 2010-11-02
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