African Plant Database

Eriospermum paludosum Welw. ex Baker
Family : Eriospermaceae
Protologue : Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 1(5): 261 (1880 [1878])
Information on the genus : Eriospermum
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber oblong or globose, c. 2-2,5 cm Ø, flesh red, crowned with copious fibrous remains of old leaves; leaves 2-3, contemporary with flowers, short-petiolate; lamina oblong, acute, subcoriaceous, glabrous, 2,5-5x1-1,8 cm; scape 10-15 cm long; raceme lax, 7,5-15 cm long, 15-30-flowered, rachis flexuose; pedicels ascending, lower ones in fruit 2,5 cm long; perianth c. 1 cm long; tepals white, or yellow ?, keel red-brown.
Ecology : Frequent in swamps.
  Insufficiently known. Type: Welwitsch 3761 (also “2761” which seems to be a wrong transcript, fide Perry, l.c.); Angola: Pungo Andongo, from Candumba and Mutollo to Quisonde, collected in 1857.
  Close to E. mackenii.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 17: 1-320 (1994).
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Record n°14531
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