African Plant Database

Gonatopus petiolulatus (Peter) Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Gonatopus
Basionym : Heterolobium petiolulatum Peter
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Heterolobium petiolulatum Peter (1929)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gonatopus latilobus K. Krause (1941)
=Heterolobium dilaceratum Peter (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; tuber subglobose, to c. 8 cm Ø; leaf 30-95 cm tall, shortly pilose to glabrous, without petiole; blade oblanceolate in outline, 12-40 broad at widest point, pinnately to 2-pinnately lobed, apical pairs of pinnae largest, basal pairs reduced to oblanceolate or linear long-stipitate projections; ultimate leaflets of larger pinnae 6-10x2,5-6 cm; inflorescence solitary; peduncle 9-42 cm long, 0,5-0,8 cm Ø, minutely pilose; spathe 5-17,5 cm long; tube broadly suburceolate, slightly constricted at mouth; limb elliptic-lanceolate, 3,5-14,5x2,2-5 cm, bright green; spadix 3,7-15 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; Brachystegia, Julbernardia woodland; 0-400 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 33425
Record n°33425
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