African Plant Database

Nephthytis afzelii Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Nephthytis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Nephthytis afzelii Schott var. afzelii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Nephthytis liberica N.E. Br. (1881)
Taxon infra-specific
Nephthytis afzelii Schott var. afzelii
Nephthytis afzelii var. graboensis Bogner & Knecht (1997)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with creeping rhizome to 1,5 cm Ø; leaves 2-3; petiole 20-60 cm long, spiny or not; blade hastate, 15-40 cm long, with only a very shallow sinus between the upper and basal lobes 10-25 cm long; peduncle 15-30 cm long, spiny or not; spathe oblong-elliptic, not acuminate, 4-8x2 cm, green, sometimes with dark spots at base; spadix 3,5-5 cm long; berries obovoid, 0,8-2x0,6-1,8 cm, orange.
Ecology : Rain-forest; in colonies of 2-5 individuals; 5-900 m alt.
  Report from SW Burkina Faso (Houet) doubtful (Thiombiano & al., Cat. pl. vascul. Burkina Faso: 31, 2012).
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carte afrique num 177679
Record n°177679
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