African Plant Database

Oncocalamus macrospathus Burret
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 15: 749 (1942)
Information on the genus : Oncocalamus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 30-35 m long; leaves up to 2 m long; cirrus 1.5 m long; leaflets 25-40 on each side of the rachis, linear-lanceolate or slightly sigmoid, regularly inserted and more or less equal in size; inflorescences 30-40 cm long; flowers 5 mm long and 3.5-4.5 mm wide; fruits more or less globose, 1.8-2 cm in diameter.
Ecology : This species is found in forest margins, tree-fall gaps and other open areas and is particularly common in seasonally-inundated forest alongside water courses.

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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33295
Record n°33295
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