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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
Glabrous or pubescent herbs
Morphology Stem
Stem simple, bearing inflorescence and a single subtending leaf
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade elliptic or oblong-elliptic, scarcely asymmetric Other leaves arising direct from the rhizome or at the base of the stem
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymule pedunculate with the flowers at different levels, each subtended by a fleshy bracteole Inflorescence terminal, branched, the branches with few to many nodes, and with up to 4 two-flowered cymules at each node, subtended by a sheathing bract which does not enclose the part of the inflorescence above it, not deciduous at time of flowering; each cymule backed by a two-nerved prophyll; mesophylls absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Outer staminodes 2, petaloid; the hooded staminode with a spur-like appendage
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit fleshy, indehiscent, without obvious sutures
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed without an aril.

Native to:

Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Sarcophrynium K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2799], Cameroon K000107667
Harris, D.J. [2511], Cameroon 60061.000
Harris, D.J. [1467], Central African Republic 60375.000

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 48: 35 (1902)

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

  • Milne-Redhead in Kew Bull. 7: 168 (1952).
  • in Engl., Pflanzenr. 4, 48 Marantac.: 35 (1902)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in E.P. IV. 48: 35 (1902), pro parte

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
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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