African Plant Database

Eriospermum Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Eriospermaceae
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuberous perennial herbs, tuber hypocotyledonary in origin; leaves with petiole-like leaf sheath, with age forming a fibrous or membranous neck; scape erect with a sheathing subterranean or green aerial cataphyll; flowers hermaphrodite, in a simple raceme; perianth persistent; tepals 6, connate shortly at base; stamens 6; ovary superior; fruit a capsule.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 74, 295 (1995).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 607 (1997).
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 104 (2014)
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Record n°190604 modified 2008-12-27
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