African Plant Database

Afrothismia insignis Cowley
Family : Burmanniaceae
Information on the genus : Afrothismia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Saprophytic herb with whitish stem partly underground with clusters of bulbils, above ground branched or not, ribbed, scaly or irregularly papillose, 7-18 cm tall, ridged or winged just below inflorescence; leaves alternate, colourless, boat-shaped, clasping the stem at base, 3-7x3-5 mm; flowers single, zygomorphic; fruit and seeds unknown.
Ecology : In thick leaf-litter, in gorge with high forest; 1650 m alt.
  Only known from the type collected in 1962. Near A. winkleri.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 39404
Record n°39404
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