African Plant Database

Sarcophyte piriei Hutch.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 252 (1914)
Information on the genus : Sarcophyte
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sarcophyte sanguinea subsp. piriei (Hutch.) Hansen (1986)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fleshy fungus-like herbaceous root-parasite, reddish, dioecious, with underground subspheroidal tuber 7-15 cm Ø, strongly polygonately furrowed; inflorescence breaking through surface of tuber, basally surrounded by a short 3-4-lobed sheath[…]
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Ecology : Riverine forest; woodland; on various trees, e.g. Hyphaene, Commiphora, Faidherbia albida, Acacia stuhlmannii, A. xanthophloea, Newtonia, Ficus, Mimusops fruticosa; Acacia-Cadaba vegetation on alluvial soil.
  30-2000 m alt.
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