Thaumatococcus daniellii (Benn.) Benth. ex Eichler

First published in Beitr. Morph. Marant.: 68 (1884)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa. It is a perennial and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Marantaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A herb up to 10 ft. high
Vegetative Multiplication Rhizomes
Rhizome slender, creeping
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Spikes arising from the base, rough with the scars of fallen flowers, the latter pale purple
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit crimson, at or below ground-level
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, hard, shining
Ecology
In large clumps in forest.
[FWTA]

Sources

  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0