African Plant Database

Rhaphidophora pusilla N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 286 (1897)
Information on the genus : Rhaphidophora
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very slender creeping or climbing herb; stem with long internodes; leaf petiole 9-11 cm long, sheathed almost to base of blade; blade angled at 60°-120° from petiole, narrowly elliptic, 13-17x3-4 cm, tip acuminate 2 cm long, base acute, slightly decurrent; inflorescences solitary, erect; peduncle 3-35 cm long; spathe cylindric, 1,5-2,5 cm long, white, rostrate-subulate; fruit unknown ?
Ecology : Forest; 1520 m alt.
  Until recently considered as a synonym of R. africana. Only 2 collections known
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33599
Record n°33599
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