African Plant Database

Aframomum zambesiacum (Baker) K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 206 (1904)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum zambesiacum Baker
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Aframomum zambesiacum (Baker) K. Schum. subsp. zambesiacum (1904)
 Amomum zambesiacum Baker (1898)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aframomum keniense R. E. Fr. (1924)
=Aframomum chlamydanthum Loes. & Mildbr. (1929)
Taxon infra-specific
Aframomum zambesiacum (Baker) K. Schum. subsp. zambesiacum (1904)
Aframomum zambesiacum subsp. puberulum Lock (1978)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous perennial herb; leafy shoots in clumps, to 2 m tall; leaf blade broadly lanceolate,
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Ecology : Forest and secondary growth; often near paths or streams; 1120-2200 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: var. zambesiacum; - var. puberulum Lock with peduncle bracts densely puberulous; occurs only in SW Ethiopia.
  A. zambesiacum has a disjunct montane distribution like many other plants.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 135
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