African Plant Database

Cercestis mirabilis (N.E. Br.) Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Cercestis
Basionym : Rhektophyllum mirabile N.E. Br.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhektophyllum mirabile N.E. Br. (1882)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhektophyllum congense De Wild. & T. Durand (1901)
=Nephthytis picturata N.E. Br. (1887)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb resembling C. camerunensis, initially terrestrial, with hastate marbled white leaves, 14-23x15-25 cm, base V-shaped; becoming a climbing epiphyte to c. 10 m long with long pendulous warty roots, then losing the marbling, leaf-blades becoming pinnately lobed; petiole to 45 cm long, blade 40-65x30-40 cm; inflorescences 1-6 in each floral sympodium; peduncle 2-4,5 cm long, 1,2 cm Ø; spathe 6-9 cm long, outside dull green, slightly reddish tinged near base, inside whitish green, ± glossy; spadix slightly longer than spathe, 6,5-9 cm long; ovary light green to creamy yellow.
Ecology : Rain-forest and open places in forest (Selbyana 23: 122-123, 2002); 50-900 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.
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carte afrique num 33533
Record n°33533 modified 2007-04-02
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