African Plant Database

Nephthytis poissonii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Nephthytis
Basionym : Oligogynium poissonii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Nephthytis poissonii (Engl.) N.E. Br. var. poissonii (1902)
 Oligogynium poissonii Engl. (1883)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Nephthytis gravenreuthii (Engl.) Engl.
=Oligogynium gravenreuthii Engl. (1892)
Taxon infra-specific
Nephthytis poissonii (Engl.) N.E. Br. var. poissonii (1902)
Nephthytis poissonii var. constricta (N.E. Br.) Ntépé-Nyamè
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect herb from a rhizome 0,4-1 cm Ø; leaf petiole 0,3-1 m long, 5 mm Ø; blade triangular in outline, sagittate to sometimes hastate; anterior lobe 8-24x8,5-27 cm, broadly triangular, apex obtuse to acuminate to 1,5 cm long; posterior lobes 9-24x7-12 cm, oblong to obovate, apex acuminate 1-2,5 cm long; inflorescences 1 to several, peduncles 0,25-1 m long; spathe lanceolate-acuminate, 3-8x5 cm, green, persistent; spadix 1,5-6 cm long, pale green to white, stipe 0,5-2 cm long; ovule anatropous; berries orange-red.
Ecology : Forest in wet places; riverine forest; flooded forest; litter-rich soil; 1-1700 m alt.
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Record n°177678 modified 2013-12-17
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