African Plant Database

Siphonochilus nigericus (Hutch. ex Hepper) B.L. Burtt
Protologue : Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 40(2): 372 (1982)
Information on the genus : Siphonochilus
Basionym : Kaempferia nigerica Hutch. ex Hepper
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Kaempferia nigerica Hutch. ex Hepper (1968)
 Cienkowskiella nigerica (Hepper) Y.K. Kam (1980)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuberous rooted herb with precocious flowers; tubers fusiform to 12x1 cm
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Ecology : Forest on slopes of scarp; damp savanna; sometimes growing with S. aethiopicus; sometimes fairly common; shady parts of moist Piliostigma thonningii, Acacia campylacantha woodland above stream; ravine; loamy soil where bush has been cleared; 914-1067 m
  Corolla varying in size and colour; pale blue to deep mauve-purple; tube white with 2 longitudinal yellow stripes; upper lobe white or very pale mauve, lower lobe with yellow streak down.
  E Nigeria
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