African Plant Database

Eriospermum andongense 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, 2,5-3,5 cm Ø, red-fleshed inside, skin rough; leaf solitary, not contemporary with flowers (appearing after anthesis), suberect, glabrous, oblanceolate, 15-20x2,5-3,5 cm, fleshy-leathery; peduncle wiry, 20-30 cm long; raceme lax, 7,5-10 cm long; perianth campanulate, 4 cm long; tepals sulphur-yellow, keel purple.
Ecology : Known only from the type (Welwitsch 3757): Angola, Pungo Andongo; plentiful in thickets and open woods near Caghuy and elsewhere (tuber and leaves, November 1856); plentiful in sandy-clayey thickets between the streams Casalale and Miege (leaf, December 1856). Flowers examined in November 1857, plants cultivated in Welwitsch’s garden in Loanda. However, Rendle writes: “I have looked in vain for the flowering scape in the herbarium”, 1899). Not in Zimbabwe according to Fl. Zambes; 13/2: 12, 2010.
  Insufficiently known. Not mapped.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 14590
Record n°14590
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