African Plant Database

Cryptostephanus Welw. ex Baker
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : rhizomatous herbs with leaves without midrib; scape flattened, narrowly winged; flowers small, in dense umbels, with a corona of free linear appendages attached to the inner apex of the perianth tube; fruit a berry.
Ecology : 3 species
  Only C. vansonii in cultivation.
  African genus , disjunct

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: 84
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 236 (2012).
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carte afrique num 189809
Record n°189809 modified 2008-12-27
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