African Plant Database


Aframomum K. Schum.
Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
Protologue : Pflanzenr. (Engler) IV. 46(Heft 20): 201. (1904)
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : see more in the book
Ecology : mainly growing in forest
  genus of African Zingiberaceae, of c. 50 species
  red fleshy fruits containing a sweet juicy pulp (appreciated as refreshment), which are dispersed by primates and other mammals

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 35
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 668
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 176 (2012).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
 
Map
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Record n°187833 modified 2008-12-27
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