African Plant Database

Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum alboviolaceum Ridl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum alboviolaceum Ridl. (1887)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aframomum biauriculatum K. Schum. (1904)
=Aframomum candidum Gagnep. (1906)
=Amomum stipulatum Gagnep. (1903)
=Aframomum stipulatum (Gagnep.) K. Schum. (1904)
=*Aframomum kayserianum auct. sensu Koechlin non (K.Schum.) K.Schum.
=Aframomum latifolium K. Schum. (1904)
=Amomum latifolium Afzel. (1815) non Lam.
=Amomum bitacoum Gagnep. (1904)
=Cardamomum latifolium Kuntze
=Ceratanthera beaumetii Heckel (1891)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with extensive creeping rhizome c. 8 mm Ø buried at least 5 cm deep in the soil
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Ecology : Moist savannas; often in Brachystegia woodland in the south, often with Borassus aethiopum in the north; often very abundant in savanna; open, well-drained grassland and woodland; 100-1500 m alt
  The only Aframomum species occurring in woodland and grassland. Probably under-recorded. Flowering early in the wet season.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 137
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kirkia 8: 151 (1972).
  • 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: 35-37
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 869 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:121 (2012)
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