African Plant Database

Eremospatha cabrae (T. Durand & Schinz) De Wild.
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Congo Belge. Bot., Ser. 5 1: 95 (1904) 
Information on the genus : Eremospatha
Basionym : Calamus cabrae De Wild. & T. Durand
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Calamus cabrae De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Eremospatha rhomboidea Burret (1942)
=Eremospatha suborbicularis Burret (1942) Govaerts & Dransfield (2005)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems of 20-30 (-50) m long; leaves 1.5-2 m; cirrus up to 1 m long; leaflets 8-10 on each side of the rachis, obovate to trapeziform, more or less regularly inserted in the rachis; inflorescences up to 40 cm long; flowers born in close pairs; fruits cylindrical to rhomboid, 2.5-3 cm long and 1.6-1.9 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species is associated to swamp vegetation and riverine forests (Sunderland, 2012).
  Eremospatha cabrae is restricted to Gabon, southwards to Angola and across to the lowland forests of the wider Congo Basin (Baker, 2008; Sunderland, 2012).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 172 (2008).
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Record n°33277 modified 2010-11-02
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