African Plant Database

Eremospatha wendlandiana Dammer ex Becc.
Protologue : Webbia 3: 290 (1910)
Information on the genus : Eremospatha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Eremospatha korthalsiaefolia Becc. (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 60 m long, more or less circular in cross-section; leaves up to 2 m long; cirrus up to 2 m long; leaflets up to 20 on each side of the rachis, rhomboid or trapezoid, more or less regularly inserted; inflorescences up to 80 cm long; flowers born in close pairs, fruits ovoid to broadly cylindrical, 2.5-3.5 cm long and 1.8-2.4 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species is commonly found in gap vegetation and forest margins, although it is commonly present in the juvenile form in closed-canopy forest (Sunderland, 2012).
  Distributed from SE Nigeria to Gabon, with outliers in the Central African Republic (Sunderland, 2012). It was reported for Angola by Baker (2008).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hutchinson, J. & J.M. Dalziel (1968). Flora of West Tropical Africa: Second Edition 3(1): 168
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 179 (1998).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 172 (2008).
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°33270 modified 2010-11-02
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