African Plant Database

Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 212 (1904)
Information on the genus : Aframomum
Basionym : Amomum giganteum Oliv. & D. Hanb.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amomum giganteum Oliv. & D. Hanb. (1864)
 Cardamomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) Kuntze
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aframomum tectorum K. Schum. (1904) (TA = mixed status)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial rhizomatous herb; leafy shoots to 6 m tall and more
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Ecology : Forming dense thickets in rain-forest or at forest edges; secondary thicket; 80-850 m alt.
  São Tomé; Nigeria ? – Also in Zaire ? (see below under A. laurentii). Var. puberulifolium described from Lastoursville (Gabon) has sparse tubercle-based hairs on lower leaf surface.

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 Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 20184
Record n°20184
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