African Plant Database

Gonatopus angustus N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier Ser. II. 1: 778 (1901)
Information on the genus : Gonatopus
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Gonatopus rhizomatosus Bogner & Oberm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb; tuber horizontal and cylindric, rarely subglobose, 5-20x2-4 cm; leaf 20-65 cm tall, glabrous; petiole 10-40 cm long; blade 2-4-pinnate, 15-30 cm wide; ultimate leaflets 1-9x0,1-4,5 cm, linear to broadly elliptic, acuminate, base narrowed; inflorescences 1-2, appearing just before leaf; peduncle 3-13 cm long, 0,5-0,6 cm Ø; spathe 4-6,5 cm long; tube broadly ovoid, constricted apically, 1,1-1,4x1,2-1,3 cm Ø, outside yellowish-green with darker green speckling, paler within; limb broadly elliptic, 2,5-5x2,3-3 cm, cuspidate, pale brown with darker veins outside; spadix sessile, 3,9-5,3 cm long, white; berries ovoid, 1-1,8x1,4-1,5 cm Ø, orange to yellow.
Ecology : Forest; shallow concavities on top of rocks in woodland; locally common in small colonies; often on sandy soil on river banks; 0-1000 m alt.
  Variable in leaf morphology.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Geophyte- Ht 0.2 - 0.9 m. Alt: 25 - 130 m. Distribution: KN, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. Africa 45[3&4]: t.1782 (1978).
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