African Plant Database

Anubias gigantea A. Chev. ex Hutch.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Anubias
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anubias gigantea var. robusta Engl.
=*Anubias gigantea var. tripartita A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizome prostrate, rooting, 1-4 cm Ø, tip with dense leaves; leaf petiole 46-60-83 cm long; blade hastately lobed, sometimes nearly tripartite, middle lobe 13-30x5-14 cm, lateral lobes 9-28x3-10 cm; peduncle 14-60 cm long; spathe 3,5-8 cm long, mucronate, green to yellowish, opening in the upper part before flowering; spadix to 9 cm, cylindric, 0,5-1 cm Ø; berries depressed-globose.
Ecology : Semi-submerged, at banks of rivers or in riverbeds; swamp; swampy forest; mostly in rocky places; in tall herb Marantochloo purpureae-Anubiadetum giganteae formation with Marantochloa purpurea, Anubias gigantea, Crinum jagus, Setaria megaphylla, etc. (vide Acta Bot. Gall. 158: 409-423, 2011).
  Discovered in Cameroon in 1989 (Aqua Planta 22: 123-130, 1997). Similar to A. hastifolia but slightly larger and stamen details different.
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carte afrique num 33509
Record n°33509
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