African Plant Database

Anthericum jamesii Baker
Family : Anthericaceae
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 7(3): 490 (1898)
Information on the genus : Anthericum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Anthericum verruciferum Chiov. (1916) p.p. quoad Paoli 1068
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to c. 15 cm tall; roots fleshy; leaves linear, 10-15x c. 1 cm, sheathing into a neck 3-5 cm long, margins ciliate to obscurely papillose; peduncle 1-4 cm long; inflorescence a raceme, often with 1-3 branches at base, 5-10 cm long, 10-15-flowered; pedicels semipatent, not jointed, c. 1 cm long, elongating with age; flowers as in A. corymbosum; capsule verrucose.
Ecology : Acacia, Commiphora woodland on alluvial flats, on shallow stony soils; temporary waterlogged red sandy soil; clearings in bushland; 400-900 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1997). Flora of Tropical East Africa Anthericaceae: 4
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 34133
Record n°34133
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