African Plant Database

Cercestis sagittatus Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Arac. -Lasioid. 116 (1911)
Information on the genus : Cercestis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Resembling C. dinklagei, but a stout climber 4-10 m long; leaf blade narrowly triangular, c. 20x9-13 cm, with basal lobes never strongly spreading out; mature infrutescence remaining entire at maturity. Also resembling C. stigmaticus but basal auricles of leaf blade narrowly triangular, very obtuse-rounded, 4-5 cm long; blade not pandurate, narrowly triangular (see above) with 4-5 pairs of veins; peduncle in fruit 2 cm long; infrutescence 5 cm long; berries c. 1 cm Ø.
Ecology : Rain-forest.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33534
Record n°33534
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