African Plant Database

Gymnosiphon bekensis Letouzey
Protologue : Adansonia, sér. 2 7: 170 (1967)
Information on the genus : Gymnosiphon
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Saprophytic herb, ivory white; stem 10-15 cm tall, 1 mm Ø, usually simple; leaves scale-like, ± triangular, 1,2x1 mm; inflorescence cymose; flowers sessile, white; tube 1,2 cm long, not constricted at top; open flower lobes horizontal, 1,2-1,5 cm Ø, lobes 5-6 mm long; capsule subglobose, 3 mm Ø.
Ecology : Wet humus near watercourses; swamp forests; Raphia swamp.; sometimes with Campylosiphon congestus, Gymnosiphon longistylus; c. 700 m alt. (Gabon).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. Paris 41: 18
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 39408
Record n°39408
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