African Plant Database

Stylochaeton milneanus Mayo
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; rhizome ± horizontal, 0,5-1 cm Ø; leaf solitary; petiole 15-26 cm long, green to reddish-purple; blade broadly triangular in outline, sagittate to sagittate-hastate, 18-23x10-25 cm, ± sparsely pubescent beneath, more densely so on veins, apex acute to obtuse with 0,5-0,7 cm long terminal apiculum; basal lobes separated by oblong to broadly parabolic sinus; inflorescence appearing before leaf; peduncle 1,5 cm long; spathe 11-13 cm long, pale green and densely pubescent outside; basal tube erect, 3,5-5 cm long, upper part cylindric, 1-1,2 cm Ø, lower part inflated depressed-globose, 1,5-2,5 cm long, 2-3 cm Ø; limb ovate-elliptic, 6-8x2,5-3 cm, outside green to primrose-yellow, apex with 1-1,6 cm long, subulate, twisted apiculum; spadix 5 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland; 460-600 m alt.
  Closely related to S. salaamicus; further studies are needed.
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carte afrique num 33445
Record n°33445
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