African Plant Database

Stylochaeton grandis N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 193 (1902)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; rhizome 1 cm or more Ø; leaves 1-3; petiole 8-10 cm long; blade ± ovate in outline, 10-20x6-11,5 cm, base truncate to broadly cuneate or subcordate, apex acute; inflorescence appearing before leaves at or near ground level, subsessile; spathe with tube c. 7,5x1,3 cm, cylindric; limb ovate, c. 2,5 cm long, apiculate, with oblique opening; spadix c. 9 cm long; infrutescence underground [photo. of digging up, in Fauna & Flora (Stockholm) 101/3: 37, 2006].
Ecology : Acacia-Commiphora bushland on sand; 100-180 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33438
Record n°33438
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