African Plant Database

Stylochaeton cuculliferus Peter
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Gottingen, Math.-Phys. Kl. 3: (1929)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with vertical rhizome 1-1,5 cm Ø; leaf petiole 14-40 cm long, basal part with very distinct maroon-purple transverse barring and distinctly transversely ridged; blade narrowly triangular to ovate-elliptic in outline, deeply sagittate, 13-24x5-14 cm, acute; basal lobes almost as long as anterior lobe, retrorse, acutely tipped, separated by narrowly triangular sinus; inflorescences appearing before leaves, often paired, peduncle 4-11 cm long; spathe pale green, erect, 4-5 cm long; tube 2,2-2,7 cm long, 0,4-0,5 cm Ø in upper narrower part; basal part inflated, obovoid, 1,5-2 cm long, 1 cm Ø; limb ovate-elliptic, 2,3-2,5x0,8-0,9 cm, with massively thickened margins not revolute, opening reduced to narrow lateral slit (as S. crassispathus), apex with conic twisted cusp; spadix 2,6-3,7 cm long; infrutescence underground; berries c. 0,5 mm wide, whitish. Petiole-bases not persistent.
Ecology : Deciduous woodland; Brachystegia woodland and grassland; 470-1200 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33435
Record n°33435
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