African Plant Database

Zygotritonia bongensis (Pax) Mildbr.
Information on the genus : Zygotritonia
Basionym : Tritonia bongensis Pax
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Tritonia bongensis Pax
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zygotritonia bongensis var. robusta Mildbr.
=Zygotritonia crocea Stapf (1927)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 18-65 cm tall; corm 1,5-2,5 cm Ø; leaves 1-3, lanceolate, 15-30x1,2-4 cm, at base of spike; inflorescence simple or 1-3-branched, 12-40-flowered; bracts reddish, nearly smooth, 4-5 mm long; perianth whitish to yellowish green, reddish to purplish toward apex; lateral and lower lobes 7-8 mm long; capsule warty.
Ecology : Wooded savannas; humid places in savannas; savanna with Monotes kerstingii; shallow soil on granite; stony hills; 500 m alt.
  Closely allied to Z. nyassana.
  Corms and fruits eaten (famine food).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 11,4: 204 (1989).
More info on :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 21887
Record n°21887
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