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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Marantaceae, E. Milne-Redhead. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Herbs with rhizome, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Stem
Stems simple bearing an inflorescence and a single subtending leaf
Morphology Leaves
Other leaves arising direct from the rhizome Petiole sometimes very long (up to 5 m.); leaf-blade elliptic, scarcely asymmetric
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymule pedunculate with the flowers side by side with one fleshy bracteole between them Inflorescence terminal, branched, the branches spike-like, jointed with many internodes and a two-flowered cymule at each node, subtended by a sheathing bract enclosing the cymule and the part of the inflorescence above it; bract deciduous at the time of flowering; each cymule backed by a two-keeled prophyll; mesophylls absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Outer staminodes 2 or 1, narrowly lanceolate, linear or subulate; the hooded staminode with a spur-like appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, glabrous or pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fleshy, indehiscent but with 3 conspicuous sutures
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed with an aril.

Native to:

Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Megaphrynium Milne-Redh. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 7: 169 (1952)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 7: 169 (1952).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in K.B. 1952: 169 (1952)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0