African Plant Database

Afrothismia amietii Cheek
Family : Burmanniaceae
Protologue : Kew Bull. 61(4): 605 (2007)
Information on the genus : Afrothismia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Achlorophyllous mycotrophic herb c. 3 cm tall; rhizome succulent, provided with several clusters of 10-20 bulbils, 4-7 mm Ø; each bulbil 1,2-2x0,8-1 mm, ellipsoid; flowering stem vertical c. 2 cm long, c. 1 mm Ø; leaves unknown; flower single, strongly zygomorphic, colour unknown; fruit and seeds unknown.
Ecology : Evergreen forest, bare ground under shade of a rock; c. 850 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 1970 (one specimen). Appears extremely vulnerable (illegal logging followed by agriculture). Related to A. foertheriana, A. saingei, A. baerae.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 183961
Record n°183961 modified 2007-05-07
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