African Plant Database

Afrothismia korupensis Sainge & Franke
Family : Burmanniaceae
Protologue : Willdenowia 35: 285 (2005)
Information on the genus : Afrothismia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dull white myco-heterotrophic herb; shoots with clusters of proximally inflated roots and few scale-like leaves 1,7-3(-4,4)x2-3,3 mm; epiterranean part of stem distinctly ribbed, often branching, 2,5-12 cm long, 1-2 mm Ø; inflorescence 1-2-flowered, flowers opening subsequently, zygomorphic, with erect perianth tube with a horizontally directed mouth (unusual in Afrothismia); fruit subspherical, 3,8-4,2 mm high, 3,3-3,8 mm Ø.
Ecology : RStony, very nutrient-poor soil on the floor of evergreen rain-forest, on a hill slope; with Amphimas ferrugineus, Angylocalyx oligophyllus, Araliopsis soyauxii, Cola praeacuta, Deinbollia unijuga, etc…; c. 220 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 2002.
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carte afrique num 130234
Record n°130234
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