African Plant Database

Gonatopus clavatus Mayo
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Gonatopus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; tuber subglobose to turnip-shaped, c. 5x6 cm , or cylindric to 18x7,5 cm ; leaf to 1,2 m tall, glabrous; petiole 20-52 cm long, green with purplish shading and greenish-white flecks; blade 2-3-pinnate, to c. 60 cm wide; ultimate leaflets of pinnae 3-13x1-4,5 cm, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, apex acuminate, base cuneate; inflorescence solitary, appearing before leaf; peduncle 3-25 cm long, 0,8-1,2 cm , glabrous to pubescent; spathe 7,5-12 cm long; tube subglobose to cylindric, constricted apically, 1,5-2x1,5-2,2 cm , reddish to deep wine red inside; limb broadly elliptic, 5,5-9x2,5-7,5 cm, long-cuspidate, green with purplish tinge or reddish-brown; spadix 7-12 cm long, creamy-yellow; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Terminalia, Sclerocarya woodland; old termite mounds; open Brachystegia woodland; wooded grassland; stream margins; 50-810 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 33423
Record n°33423
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