African Plant Database

Stylochaeton borumensis N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 191 (1902)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Stylochaeton angustifolius Peter (1929)
=Stylochaeton heterophyllus Peter (1929)
=Stylochaeton lobatus N.E. Br. (1902)
=Stylochaeton rogersii N.E. Br. (1912)
=Stylochaeton tubulosus Peter (1929)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with vertical or horizontal rhizome 0,5-1 cm Ø; leaves several; petiole 10-40 cm long, basal half mottled-purple or greenish-purple in irregular transverse bars; blade vary variable, linear to ovate, elliptic or cordate, 10-30x0,5-18 cm, acute; posterior lobes variable, very short to as long as anterior lobe, 0,3-6 cm broad; inflorescence appearing before leaves, near soil surface; peduncle 1,5-6 cm long; spathe glaucous green to pale yellow-green, often purplish-brown towards apex, 4,5-15 cm long, 0,5-1,5 cm Ø, cylindric, apex erect and acuminate with oblique ± circular opening usually less than a quarter of total spathe length; limb reduced, forming 1/4 or less of total spathe length; spadix 3,5-11,5 cm long; berries 8-10, grey-green.
Ecology : Deciduous bushland and deciduous woodland; dry sandy bushland; grassland; usually in seasonally wet places; 0-1250 m alt.
  Very variable in Somalia (? more than one species involved).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Araceae: 49

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 699 (2006).
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carte afrique num 33428
Record n°33428
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