African Plant Database

Stylochaeton crassispathus Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Pl. Syst. Evol. 144(2): 77 (1984)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; rhizome vertical, 1-2 cm long, 0,7-0,8 cm ; leaves 2-3; petiole 5-28 cm long, pubescent, sometimes glabrous; blade cordate-sagittate, usually sparsely pubescent beneath especially on veins, 6-16x5-15 cm, shortly acuminate; basal lobes with obtuse tips, separated by parabolic to narrowly oblong sinus; inflorescence 2,2-4 cm long, appearing before or with leaves, borne at or partly below ground level; peduncle 0,3-2 cm long; spathe 2-5 cm long, with pronounced central constriction, outer surface reddish in apical part, whitish-green in basal part or mottled-white and violet, glabrous or sparsely pubescent at extreme base, erect; basal part of the tube greatly inflated, globose to depressed-globose, 0,9-1,1 cm long, 0,8-1 cm ; narrower upper part of tube to 3 cm long; apical limb 1-2 cm long, 0,8-1,1 cm , opening by narrowly-elliptic lateral slit, massively thickened, rigid, ellipsoid, margins rounded, thick, not revolute, apex with short forward-curving conic apiculum; spadix 1,3-2,5 cm long; pistillate flowers 3-5 in a single basal whorl; berries in globose infrutescence, c. 1 cm .
Ecology : Among leaf detritus on deep soil in shady rain-forest; Sclerocarya woodland; wooded grassland; 100-420 m alt.
  Near S. puberulus.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33434
Record n°33434
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