African Plant Database

Gymnosiphon samoritoureanus Cheek
Information on the genus : Gymnosiphon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, probably perennial herb 2,2-5,2 cm tall, glabrous, pale yellow, archlorophyllous; stem terete, single, unbranched, 1-2 cm long, 0,5 mm Ø; scale-leaves on aerial stem ± ovate, 1-2x0,6-0,8 mm, apex acute; stem extending vertically several cm underground, also with scales with roots among these; inflorescence 1-5-flowered, cymose, initially single-flowered, then biparous; flowers pale yellow in bud, yellow or white at anthesis, erect, actinomorphic, 5,5-8 mm long, 0,9-1,3 mm Ø; tube 3,8-4,3 mm long; fruit (immature) ellipsoid, 2,5-3x1,8-1,9 mm, with 6 longitudinal ribs.
Ecology : Evergreen forest usually with Gymnosiphon longistylus, often in wet areas, e.g. Raphia swamps; old Hevea plantation; also growing with Sebaea oligantha; 550-975 m alt.
  Near G. minutus Snelders & Maas from S. America (fig. in Fl. Neotrop. 42: 110, 1986).
  • Kew Bull. 65(1): 84 (2010)
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    see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
    carte afrique num 222784
    Record n°222784 created 2010-07-19
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