African Plant Database

Callopsis volkensii Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 47 (1894)
Information on the genus : Callopsis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen herb; rhizome creeping, 2-4 mm Ø; leaf petiole 3-20 cm long, often minutely hispid; blade cordate-ovate, 7-22x5-12 cm, minutely hispid-scabrid below, somewhat bullate, apex often slightly oblique; inflorescences several, appearing with the leaves; peduncle slender, 4-20 cm long; spathe ovate-subcircular, white, becoming reddish in fruit, 2-5x1,2-3 cm; spadix shorter than spathe; berries elliptic, 0,6-0,7x0,3-0,4 cm, green.
Ecology : Evergreen forest in leaf litter; sometimes very abundant; 45-800 m alt.
  Cultivated in Tanzania as “Dwarf lily”.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33523
Record n°33523
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