African Plant Database


Aframomum polyanthum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : ZINGIBERACEAE
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 207 (1904)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum polyanthum K. Schum.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum polyanthum K. Schum. (1892)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with extensive rhizome; leafy shoots to 3-4 m tall
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Ecology : Swampy or gallery forest; flooded forest; forest streams; deep muddy soil fringed by a brook, in half shade; the plant can cover several m2 in pure stands; 530-1400 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 136
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern 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: 35-37
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 20157
 
Record n°20157
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