African Plant Database

Anubias afzelii Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 399 (1857)
Information on the genus : Anubias
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to c. 1 m tall; rhizome prostrate, rooting, 1-4 cm Ø, with leaves at tip; leaf petiole to 20 cm long; blade narrowly elliptic, 13-35x3-13 cm, apex acute, acuminate or mucrenulate; peduncle 9-32 cm long; spathe convolute, not opening at maturity, lanceolate, 3-9 cm long, green; spadix 5-12 cm long, sessile or nearly so; berries depressed-globose.
Ecology : Wet, shady places; sometimes completely submerged; on bank of slow-flowing rivulet in red lateritic mud at edge of gallery forest; c. 370 m alt. (Sierra Leone).
  Cited as A. heterophylla (“syn.: A. afzelii”) by Lisowski, Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 381, 2009.
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carte afrique num 33496
Record n°33496
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