African Plant Database

Gonatopus marattioides (Peter) Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Gonatopus
Basionym : Microculcas marattioides Peter
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Microculcas marattioides Peter (1929)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Microculcas pteroides Peter (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with horizontal rhizome 0,8-1 cm Ø; leaf petiole 6,5-10 cm long, 1-1,5 mm Ø; blade 2-pinnate, cordate-sagittate in outline, 10-11x9-10 cm; ultimate lobes linear-lanceolate, 1-7,5x0,2-2 cm, apex acute; inflorescence solitary, sessile; peduncle to 1 cm long, subterranean; spathe 3-4,5 cm long; tube ovoid, constricted at apex, 0,6-1x0,7-1 cm Ø, pale pinkish-brown outside; limb ovate to lanceolate, 2-3,5x1,7 cm, apex cuspidate, pale pinkish-brown with whitish margins; spadix 2-3,7 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; tall wooded grassland; 280-360 m alt.
  Very close to G. angustus.
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carte afrique num 33421
Record n°33421
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