African Plant Database

Eriospermum stenophyllum 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 depressed-globose, flesh white; old leaf sheaths short, bristly at base, inner longer and more membranous; contemporary leaf sheath c. 4 cm long, merging into lamina, this falcate, 22 cm long; scape c. 10 cm long; raceme to 17 cm long, 5 cm wide, 18-30-flowered; pedicels to 6 cm long; tepals 5 mm long.
Ecology : Type Welwitsch 3758; Angola: Pungo Andongo, Cadumba; in sandy ground on the banks of the River Cuanza. – Not mapped.
  “This is one of the instances when Baker’s description and the notes from Welwitsch’s Catalogue of African Plants do not agree [1899]…It may be synonymous with the ubiquitous E. abyssinicum” (Perry l.c.).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 17: 1-320 (1994).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°14568
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