African Plant Database

Aframomum geocarpum Lock & J. B. Hall
Protologue : Kew Bull. 28(3): 445 (1973)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Aframomum leptolepis auct. Hepper pro majore parte, non (K.Schum.) K.Schum.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with extensive rhizome; leafy stems to 2,5 m tall; leaf blade narrowly ovate
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Ecology : Forest.
  The commonest Aframomum species in W Africa, and well characterized by its subterranean fruit that has been entirely overlooked by recent collectors but found already by A. Chevalier in 1909.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 28: 443 (1973) [1974]
  • 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
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 20144
Record n°20144
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