Renealmia L.f.

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, Mexico to Tropical America.

[FTEA]

Zingiberaceae, J.M.Lock. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leafy stems in clumps from short rhizomes Leaves distichous, with long sheathing bases forming a pseudostem, narrowly ovate to obovate, attenuate at the base into a pseudopetiole; ligule very short and stiff; sheaths sulcate, sometimes pitted or reticulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences paniculate, separate from the leafy shoots, or sometimes (not in East Africa) terminating them Inflorescence-axis bearing oblong to ovate bracts, subtending small cincinni of 1-8 or more flowers, each subtended by a tubular bracteole
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tubular, 3-fid at the apex, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 3-lobed, adnate below to the androecial tube
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Androecium composed of a 3-lobed labellum and a single fertile subsessile stamen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with 1-many seeds (9-many in East Africa); style filiform, with a bilobed stigma; stylodia (nectaries) forming a solid mass round the style-base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a fleshy capsule which may be tardily dehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds shiny, striate, angular, surrounded by a fimbriate aril.

Native to:

Angola, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Liberia, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre

Renealmia L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [11103], Cameroon K000616285 No
Oct 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [11103], Cameroon K000580082 No
Oct 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [11851], Cameroon K000580187 No
Aug 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2728], Cameroon K000008011 No
Aug 1, 2002 Biye, E. [23], Cameroon K000008004 No
Aug 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [4223], Cameroon K000008010 No
Ollerton, J. [130], Guyana 64737.000 No
Nov 16, 2000 Hoare, A. [322], Malaysia Alpinia 71329.000 No

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 7 (1782)

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

  • F.T.A. 7: 311
  • K. Schum. in Engl., Pflanzenr. 4, 46, Zingib.: 282 (1904). Nom. cons.
  • Suppl. 7 (1781)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Suppl.: 7, 79 (1781), nom. conserv.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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