African Plant Database

Stylochaeton oligocarpus Riedl
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Linzer Biol. Beitr. 22: 297 (1990)
Information on the genus : Stylochaeton
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with tuberous rhizome densely covered by fibres from old leaves; leaf petiole 23-27 cm long; blade hastate-sagittate, base truncate, central lobe 14-20x1,5-2 cm, apex sharply pointed; lateral lobes horizontal, 7-12x 0,8-1,7 cm; peduncle c. 1,5 cm long; berries subterranean, whitish, 2,3-x1,1-1,2 cm (compressed). The type (Gilbert 2047) collected in 1971 lacks spathe, spadix and flowers. A second collection was made in 2006 in Ethiopia, Ogaden, near Kebri Dehar.
Ecology : In deep shade, dense Acacia bushland on very sandy brown soil in flat country (some Acacia to 10 m); red sand; c. 1200 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33450
Record n°33450
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