African Plant Database

Cercestis afzelii Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 7: 414 (1857)
Information on the genus : Cercestis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Culcasia afzelii Schott
=*Cercestis scaber A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Creeping, climbing or epiphytic (root climber) herb 10-15 m high; leaf petiole to 20 cm long; blade 3-lobed or 3-partite, 20-30 cm long, lobes to 20 cm long, held ± vertical, very variable; peduncle 3-4 cm long; spathe 5-7 cm long, dark green with red dots; spadix 5-6 cm long, white; infrutescence very dense; berries pentagonal, red, to 2 cm Ø.
Ecology : Secondary forests; heliophilous; half deciduous dense forest; forest gallery; very humus-bearing soil; epiphytic on bole to 5 m height; palm-grove; 300-800 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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