African Plant Database

Gymnosiphon afro-orientalis Cheek
Protologue : Fl. Zambes. 12(2): 146 (2009)
Information on the genus : Gymnosiphon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Achlorophyllous perennial erect herb 6-10 cm tall, rarely branched, glabrous; base of stem 2-5 cm underground, dilated, with an ellipsoid cluster of globose tubers 4-9x3-4,5 mm, each tuber 1-2 mm wide; stem purple, terete, c. 1 mm Ø; scale-leaves ± triangular, c. 1,5x1,5 mm; inflorescence single, terminal, then 2-branched and 3-7-flowered; flowers white, mouth yellow; inner tepals absent; ovary ribbed; fruit subellipsoid, c. 2,5x2,5 mm, style 4-5 mm long.
Ecology : Moist evergreen forest, often near watercourses; 1100-1400 m alt.
  Near G. usambaricus, and previously determined as that.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 231517
Record n°231517 created 2013-07-25
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