African Plant Database

Stylochaeton bogneri Mayo
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with stoloniferous horizontal rhizome, 0,4-0,6 cm Ø; leaf solitary; petiole 10-25 cm long, pale green with irregular purple barring and spotting; blade broadly triangular in outline, cordate-sagittate, 8-21x6-20 cm, sometimes variegated above with grey-green patches between main nerves; basal lobes typically separated by ± oblong sinus; inflorescence appearing with leaf; peduncle 1-2 cm long; spathe 5,5-12 cm long; tube 3-5 cm long, 0,8-1,5 cm Ø, with 2 superposed inflated parts, buff with rose-purple tinge; limb elliptic, 2-4x1-2 cm, cream to buff; spadix 3-6 cm long; berries without size indicated.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; Brachystegia woodland; 200-1200 m alt.
  Apparingly close to S. tortispathus.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33433
Record n°33433
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