African Plant Database

Eremospatha laurentii De Wild.
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 5: 147 (1916)
Information on the genus : Eremospatha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 30 m long, more or less triangular in cross-section; leaves up to 3 m long; cirrus 1.2-1.5 m long; leaflets up to 30 on each side of the rachis, linear-lanceolate, more or less regularly inserted in the rachis; inflorescences 24-32 cm long; flowers born in close pairs; fruits ovoid or cylindrical, 1.6-2.2 cm long and 1.7-2.0 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species is equally found in open areas as well as in canopy forests (Sunderland, 2012)
  Eremospatha laurentii occurs in the northern Congo Basin, with outliers in forests of Upper Guinea, with pronounced disjunction from Ivory Coast to Benin

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 179 (1998).
  • Woody Pl. W. Afr. Forest : 872 (2006).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
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Record n°33278 modified 2010-11-02
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