African Plant Database

Hypolytrum secans (K. Schum.) J. Raynal
Information on the genus : Hypolytrum
Basionym : Mapania secans K. Schum.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mapania secans K. Schum. (1901)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Hypolytrum rhizomatanthum Cherm. (1933)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with woody rhizome c. 1 cm Ø; stems 1-10, lateral, arising from lower old leaf axils, 5-40 cm long, 0,5-1,5 mm Ø, trigonous to cylindric, green, smooth to slightly scabrous below inflorescence, base covered with 5-15 brown or violet sheaths
Ecology : Evergreen forest; swamp forest; sometimes along streams, edges of pools; saxicolous on vertical sandstone rocks in gallery forest; epiphyte on old trunk above bank of torrent; 0-1100 m alt. (Mt. Iboudji, Gabon).
  Close to H. schnellianum.
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Record n°39219
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