African Plant Database

Stylochaeton lancifolius Kotschy & Peyr.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Pl. Tinn. (Kotschy) 42. t. 20 (1867)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Stylochaeton hostiifolius Engl. (1905)
=Stylochaeton warneckei Engl. (1905)
=Stylochaeton chevalieri Engl. (1907)
=Stylochaeton dalzielii N.E. Br. (1910)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; rhizome erect, fleshy, yellow, c. 5 mm Ø, with numerous adventitious roots; flowers appearing before leaves; these hastate to lanceolate, 10-18x5-8 cm; petiole puberulous, 5-15 cm long; blade 10-20x4-11 cm, basal lobes very obtuse and rounded, ovate or broadly triangular, > 2 cm long; spathe lanceolate, 2,5-5x c. 1 cm, apex mucronate, tubular in lower half, purplish outside, whitish inside; spadix usually exserted, whitish; fruits subterranean.
Ecology : Open forest; small wood edge; scrub; under isolated trees; soil on laterite; sandy soils temporarily very humid; savanna woodland; termite mounds; gallery; to 990-1600 m alt.

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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carte afrique num 33443
Record n°33443
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