African Plant Database

Stylochaeton hypogaeus Lepr.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 2: 185 (1834)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Stylochaeton baguirmiense A. Chev. (1913)
=Stylochaeton kerensis N.E. Br. (1902)
=Stylochaeton barteri N.E. Br. (1902)
=Stylochaeton similis N.E. Br. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with rootstock; leaves appearing after inflorescence, sometimes before, in tufts, generally erect, with petiole 8-15 cm long; sheaths with transversal, purple, sinuous bands; blade hastate or sagittate, 10-20x1,5-10 cm, basal lobes ± narowly triangular, 2-6 cm long; spathe subcylindric, partly subterranean, 3-8 cm long, purplish, apex acuminate, opening by a lateral slit; spadix at ground-level, ± as long as spathe; infrutescence subterranean.
Ecology : Open forest; deciduous forest; savanna; flood plains; open thicket; sandy or sandy-clayey soils; gallery.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°33440 modified 2008-03-25
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