African Plant Database

Hypolytrum schnellianum Lorougnon
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 45(1-2): 181 (1975)
Information on the genus : Hypolytrum
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with woody rhizome; leaves tristichous, linear, 0,55-1,3 m long, 2-5 cm wide, ± conduplicate, base narrowed into a pseudo-petiole 25-36 cm long; stems single from leaf axils, 35-80 cm long; “inflorescence capitate, a bracteated contracted p
Ecology : Primary forest, along stream; low ground or swamp with, i. a., Mapania and Gilbertiodendron robynsianum, G. splendidum (and 85 other species); c. 126 m alt.
  Resembling H. secans but plant more vigorous and stems longer (35-80 cm, not 5-40), leaves larger (0,55-1,3 m x 2-5 cm, not 0,5-0,9 x 1-2,5 cm), and young stems and inflorescences rosy to dark brown. Perhaps doubtfully distinct from H. secans present in
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