African Plant Database

Gymnosiphon longistylus (Benth.) Hutch. & Dalziel
Protologue : Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 399 (1936)
Information on the genus : Gymnosiphon
Basionym : Dictyostega longistyla Benth.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dictyostega longistyla Benth. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gymnosiphon squamatus C. H. Wright (1897)
=Ptychomeria squamata (C. H. Wright) Schltr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Saprophytic herb 3,5-25 cm tall; stem usually simple, white or yellowish white, purple or red; leaves scale-like, triangular-linear, 1-1,5 mm long; inflorescence a bifid, 3-many-flowered cincinnus; flowers spaced, 3-10 mm long; tube 2-5 mm long; 6 filiform stigmatic appendages visible in the perianth throat or exserted from the throat of the tube; capsule globose, 1,5-3 mm Ø.
Ecology : Rain-forest floor amongst decaying leaves; swampy forest; 0-900 m alt. (Gabon).
  Desmogymnosiphon chimeicus Guinea is perhaps a synonym (see above under that genus).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (2010). Flore du Gabon. 41:
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 39411
Record n°39411
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