African Plant Database

Cercestis dinklagei Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 422 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Cercestis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cercestis ledermannii Engl. (1911)
=Cercestis stigmaticus N.E. Br. (1902)
=Cercestis elliotii Engl. (1911)
=*Cercestis alepensis A. Chev. (1920)
=*Cercestis hastifolia A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small climber; leaf petiole 6-20 cm long; blade oblong, apex gradually shortly acuminate, 15-17 cm long, basal lobes often strongly spreading out, 1,5-2 cm long and broad; spathe 6x1 cm; berries subglobose, c. 8 mm thick, soft and falling apart.
Ecology : Alluvial forest with many shrubby trees.
  Certainly known only in Cameroon and Gabon. Elsewhere confused with C. sagittatus, C. stigmaticus, syn.: C. elliotii; specimens in need of further study.
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carte afrique num 33527
Record n°33527 modified 2007-04-02
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