African Plant Database

Stylochaeton zenkeri Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 424 (1899) 
Notes : [= S. pilosus sensu Fl. W. Trop. Afr., ed. 2, 3/1: 114, 1968, p.p. quoad specim. ex Sierra Leone, non Engl.]
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Stylochaeton gabonicus N.E. Br. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb c. 45 cm tall, evergreen, with horizontal rhizome 0,4-1 cm Ø, with many long adventitious roots; leaves several; petiole 7,5-28,5 cm long, glabrous, purple-red; blade glabrous, elliptic, 7,5-20x4-11 cm, acute, base shortly cordate, nearly white beneath; posterior lobes obtuse-rounded, to 2 cm long; inflorescences axillary; peduncle purple-red, 2,5-5 cm long; spathe inconspicuous amongst petiole bases, 3,5-7,5 cm long, (greenish) white, tubular at base; spadix less than half the length of spathe; berries red, c. 5 mm Ø.
Ecology : Evergreen rain-forest; 1-1450 m alt.
  Resembling S. lancifolius (flowering before leaves; leaves hastate with posterior lobes > 2 cm long; in savanna). Similar to S. pilosus (with round hairy leaf blades and hairy petioles).
  Not in Sierra Leone (= S. pilosus; Deighton 3960 in Fl. W. Trop. Afr., ed. 2, 3/1: 114, 1968).
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Record n°33448 modified 2013-12-17
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