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Laccosperma laeve (G. Mann & H. Wendl.) H. Wendl.
Protologue : Revis. Gen. Pl. 729 (1891) 
Informations sur le genre : Laccosperma
Basionyme : Calamus laevis G. Mann & H. Wendl.
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
Synonyme(s) homotypique(s)
 Calamus laevis G. Mann & H. Wendl. (1864)
 Ancistrophyllum laeve (G. Mann & H. Wendl.) Drude (1895)
 Neoancistrophyllum laeve (G. Mann & H. Wendl.) Rauschert
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Stems to 12-14 m long, circular in cross-section; leaves up to 1.5 m long; cirrus up to 70 cm long; leaflets 2-4-folded, 10-12 on each side of the rachis, sigmoid, inequidistant and unequal in size; inflorescences 40-50 cm long; flowers 6-8 mm long and 2-3 mm wide; fruits ovoid at maturity, to 1cm long and 6-8 mm in diameter, covered with bright red to orange scales when ripe.
Ecologie : This is a deep shade tolerant species commonly found in high forest in the lower to mid-canopy.
  This species can sometimes be confused with L. opacum, from which it can be easily distinguished by the presence of unarmed leaflet margins. The two species often grow sympatrically.
  The species has not been reported in Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria but this may be an artefact of collection and the palm may be found in these countries with additional botanical efforts.

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Tropicale :
  • Woody Pl. W. Afr. Forest : 870 (2006).
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Australe :
  • Strelitzia 22: 173 (2008).
Plus d'info sur :
voir d'autres informations sous Jstor_African Plant Initiative
voir d'autres informations sous The International Plant Name Index
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