African Plant Database

Nephthytis swainei Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Nephthytis
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect herb < 25 cm tall; rhizome with long internodes (2 cm); leaf petiole 4-30 cm long; blade broadly triangular, 10-20x10-20 cm, bluish green; anterior lobe 5-7x4-8,5 cm, apex acute; posterior lobes 6,6-8,5x3-4,5 cm, very remote; peduncle 3,5-9-15 cm long, smooth; spathe ovate, 1,5-3,5-5,5 cm long, acuminate; spadix 2,5-3 cm long, white, stipitate; berries yellowish-orange.
Ecology : Evergreen forest, rain-forest, on sandy or rocky soil on slopes; very acid, nutrient-poor soil (for cultivation); 600-700 m alt.
  Near N. poissonii var. poissonii but very small.
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carte afrique num 33590
Record n°33590
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