African Plant Database

Stylochaeton shabaensis Malaisse & Bamps
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 63(1-2): 74 (1994)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with tuberous ± vertical rhizome to 10-15 cm long, 1-1,5 cm Ø; leaves 2-3; petiole to 35 cm long, smooth, green, with purple spots above; blade ovate in outline, 15-24x8-18 cm, broadly cordate at base; inflorescence appearing before leaves, partially subterranean; peduncle 3-5 cm long; spathe subcylindric, greenish-cream, 5-6x9-1,5 cm, constricted to form a tube in lower 1/4; spadix with male and female parts separated by a sterile interval 2-3 mm long; infrutescence subglobular, 1,5x1,5 cm.
Ecology : Termite mound; open forest; wooded savanna; micaschist, schist; gravelly soil; sand; 920-1200 m alt.
  Resembling S. cuculliferus, with obovoid spathe and conical limb; leaf blade narrowly triangular, deeply sagittate at base; petiole transversely ridged at base; spadix with male and female parts not separated by a naked axis.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33447
Record n°33447
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