African Plant Database

Culcasia linearifolia Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 41(1): 59 (2011)
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Terrestrial plant with erect stem 12-18 cm tall, 0,3-0,4 cm ; roots strong, wire-like, 10-15 cm long, orientated downwards, and further dividing downwards; leaves 7-8; petiole 2-3 cm long, 1,2-1,5 mm ; blade narrowly oblong-linear, 14-24x1,2-3 cm, base cuneate, apex acute often slightly curved, venation reticulate; inflorescence unknown; infrutescence flat with very few berries, without spathe remnants; peduncle c. 3 cm long, 1-1,5 mm ; berries (depressed-) globose, 0,8-1,2 cm , orange.
Ecology : Forest floor in old secondary forest; primary forest; c. 550-600 m alt.
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Record n°224594 created 2011-07-15
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