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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
Woody herbs with bamboo-like shoots
Morphology General Shoots
Shoots erect or supported by other plants, simple below and clothed with sheathing coriaceous cataphylls, branched and leafy above
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, distichous; petioles sheathing below, jointed shortly above the top of the sheath, terete and calloused above the joint, joining the under surface of the midrib without interruption; leaf-blades asymmetric, antitropic
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence terminal, simple or sometimes branched at the base, spike-like with a jointed rhachis and a two-flowered cymule at each distichous node, subtended by a sheathing bract enclosing the cymule and the part of the inflorescence above it; bract deciduous at the time of flowering; prophylls and mesophylls absent Cymule shortly pedunculate, with the flowers side by side, each subtended by a small fleshy bracteole
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, completely clothed by contiguous papillæ
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscent, muricate, 1–3-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed smooth, with a basal aril.

Native to:

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

Trachyphrynium Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in G.Bentham & J.D.Hooker, Gen. Pl. 3: 651 (1883)

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. 5: 157 (1950).
  • in Benth. & Hook. f., Gen. Pl. 3: 651 (1883)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in G.P. 3: 651 (1883)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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