African Plant Database

Laccosperma secundiflorum (P. Beauv.) Kuntze
Protologue : Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 729 (1891) 
Information on the genus : Laccosperma
Basionym : Calamus secundiflorus P. Beauv.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Calamus secundiflorus P. Beauv. (1804)
 Ancistrophyllum secundiflorum (P. Beauv.) H. Wendl. (1878)
 Neoancistrophyllum secundiflorum (P. Beauv.) Rauschert (1982)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Neoancistrophyllum laurentii (De Wild.) Rauschert
=Ancistrophyllum laurentii De Wild. (1916)
=Laccosperma laurentii (De Wild.) J. Dransf. (1982)
=Neoancistrophyllum majus (Burret) Rauschert
=Ancistrophyllum majus Burret (1942)
=Laccosperma majus (Burret) J. Dransf. (1982)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems to 30-50 m long, circular in cross-section; leaves up to 3.5 m long; cirrus 1.5-1.8 m long; leaflets 2-4-folded, 25-40 on each side of the rachis, sigmoid, regularly inserted and more or less equal in size; inflorescences 2.5-3 m long; flowers 1-1.2 cm long and 3-3.5 mm wide; fruits ovoid-oblong, 1-1.2 cm long and 0.8-1.2 cm in diameter, in development covered with bright red scales, the latter becoming brown when ripe.
Ecology : This is a lowland high forest species, commonly found under a forest canopy. Ecological studies on the population structure, reproductive strategy and life history of this species in Ivory Coast were undertaken by Kouassi et al. (2008, 2009).
  Most large diameter species of Laccosperma have been treated as a L. secundiflorum complex.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 179 (1998).
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 58 (2006).
  • HAWTHORNE W. & JONGKIND C. (2006). Woody Plants of Western african Forests. Kew Publishing. : 870
  • SOSEF & AL (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon. : 321
  • LISOWSKI (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée. Partie 1. Scripta Botanica Belgica 41/42: 1-519 : 384

Bibliography other :
  • KOUASSI, K.I., S. BAROT & AL. (2008). Demography and life history of two rattan species, Eremospatha macrocarpa and Laccosperma secundi?orum, in Côte d'Ivoire. J. Trop. Ecol. 24(5): 493-505 
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