African Plant Database

Siphonochilus J.M. Wood & Franks
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Kaempferia L.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Plants with swollen rhizomes or corms, roots often tuberous; leafy shoots produced after flowering; inflorescences racemose, separate from leafy shoots; calyx tubular; corolla with a basal tube and 3 subequal petals
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Ecology : mainly in grasslands and woodlands; 2 species occur in moist forests
  12-15 species
  formerly placed in Kaempferia; Many of the species are incompletely known because of their precocious flowering (before the leaves appear)

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 38 (1995).
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 196 (2012).
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Record n°194922 modified 2008-12-27
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