African Plant Database

Arisaema somalense M. G. Gilbert & Mayo
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Arisaema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous herb to c. 60 cm tall; pseudostem short; leaf 1; petiole 12-22 cm long; blade radiate or pedate; leaflets 3-7, broadly elliptic, 10-17,5x4-10,5 cm, central one largest, acuminate; peduncle 15-24 cm long; spathe 10,5-14,5 cm long; tube cylindrical, 3,5-5x1,6-2,5 cm, green; limb ovate, 7-9,5x3,2-7,2 cm, white; spadix 5-8 cm long, sterile appendix 1,4-2,7 cm long; berries unknown.
Ecology : Juniperus forest on N-facing slope, in shady damp places among large boulders; 1450-1575 m alt.
  A very astonishing species. The inflorescence has a strong resemblance with that of A. enneaphyllum…
  N Somalia (N2). Only 3 collections known.
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carte afrique num 33484
Record n°33484
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