African Plant Database

Stylochaeton salaamicus N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 189 (1902)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Stylochaeton maximus auct. sensu Vollesen, non Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with rhizome horizontal, 0,5-1,2 cm ; leaves several; petiole 10-60 cm long, green, with dark green to purple speckles vaguely associated into irregular barring pattern; blade broadly triangular in outline, hastate-sagittate, 6-30x6-28 cm, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pubescent below, apex apiculate to 3 mm long; sinus separating basal lobes usually broad; inflorescence appearing with or without leaves; peduncle 1-4 cm long; spathe 6-23 cm long, pale green, basal tube erect 2-8,5 cm long, 0,5-1,8 cm , lower part inflated, 1,5-3,5 cm long, 1-2,7 cm ; limb lanceolate-ovate elliptic, 3-14x1-4 cm, inside green tinged yellow, apex with short conical apiculum; spadix 2,5-7,5 cm long; berries obpolyhedral, 1x1,3 cm, surface convex, papillate-rugose, in globose infrutescence 1,5-2,5 cm
Ecology : Evergreen forest; wooded grassland; dry bushland; termite mounds; 0-820 m alt.
  Near S. milneanus. Perhaps a subsp. of S. natalensis.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33446
Record n°33446
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