African Plant Database

Eriospermum cecilii Baker
Family : Eriospermaceae
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 28 (1906)
Information on the genus : Eriospermum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with leaves and flowers together; tuber unknown; old leaf sheaths to 6,5x1,3 cm, softly fibrous; leaves 1-2 erect; contemporary leaf sheaths exserted to 2 cm; lamina narrowly elliptic to lanceolate, to 4,7x1,2 cm, glabrous; scape to 8 cm long, 1,5 mm Ø; raceme subcorymbose, 4,5x4 cm, 8-16-flowered; pedicels spreading-erect, to 2 cm long; flowers bell-shaped; tepals 6-7x1,5-2 mm, yellow; capsule unknown.
Ecology : Wet rocks; open grassland; 1800-2300 m alt.
  Present in E Zimbabwe, and probably in neighbouring Mozambique.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 17: 1-320 (1994).
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 74
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 14430
Record n°14430
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