African Plant Database


Siphonochilus nigericus (Hutch. ex Hepper) B. L. Burtt
Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 40(2): 372 (1982)
Information on the genus : Siphonochilus
Basionym : Kaempferia nigerica Hutch. ex Hepper
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Kaempferia nigerica Hutch. ex Hepper (1968)
 Cienkowskiella nigerica (Hepper) Y. K. Kam (1980)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuberous rooted herb with precocious flowers; tubers fusiform to 12x1 cm
  see more in the book
Ecology : Forest on slopes of scarp; damp savanna; sometimes growing with S. aethiopicus; sometimes fairly common; shady parts of moist Piliostigma thonningii, Acacia campylacantha woodland above stream; ravine; loamy soil where bush has been cleared; 914-1067 m
  Corolla varying in size and colour; pale blue to deep mauve-purple; tube white with 2 longitudinal yellow stripes; upper lobe white or very pale mauve, lower lobe with yellow streak down.
  E Nigeria
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 20117
 
Record n°20117
Feedback about this record