African Plant Database

Bryaspis lupulina (Planch.) P. A. Duvign.
Information on the genus : Bryaspis
Basionym : Geissaspis lupulina Planch.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Geissaspis lupulina Planch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Geissaspis psittacorhyncha (Webb) Taub.
=Soemmeringia psittacorhyncha Webb
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slightly woody herb, erect or straggling, 25-60 cm tall; stems glabrous, straw-coloured.
Ecology : Humid meadow; characteristic componant of the vegetation supported by the thin peaty soils over surface lateritic hardpans; even in the wetter forest area on the coast in Sierra Leone.
  Very beautiful plant with bright yellow flowers 1 cm long, in dense oblong scorpioid strobiles 1-6 cm long and hidden by large imbricate reticulate orbicular-reniform bracts ±1,5 cm broad, 1-15 cm long, bright-red or violaceous.
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carte afrique num 70701
Record n°70701
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