Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K.Schum.

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 218 (1904)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical Africa, Madagascar. It is a rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Mauritius, Seychelles

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Harris, D.J. & Wortley, A.H. (2018). Monograph of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 104: 1-204.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi. Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
  • Walters, G., Dauby, G., Stévart, T., Dessein, S., Niangadouma, R. & Lachenaud, O. (2011). Novitates Gabonenses 80. Additions and corrections to the flora of Gabon. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 68: 423-442.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Harris, D.J. & Wortley, A.H. (2018). Monograph of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 104: 1-204.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2010). Flora Zambesiaca 13(4): 1-151. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • B.L. Burtt & R.M. Smith in Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinb. 31: 188 (1972).
  • H. Perrier in Fl. Madag. 47, Zingib.: 20 (1946).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 647 (1949).
  • K. Schum. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 46: 218, fig. 27A-C (1904).
  • Lock in Kew Bulletin 35: 302 (1980)
  • Lock in Kew Bulletin 39: 840 (1984).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 3: 406 (1955).

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 21, 1993 Dhetchuvi, M.M. [1139], Congo, DRC K000483089 No
Mar 11, 1992 Lovett, J. [3095], Tanzania K000483067 No
Mar 11, 1992 Lovett, J. [3095], Tanzania K000483066 No
Mar 11, 1992 Lovett, J. [3095], Tanzania K000483065 No
Jan 1, 1983 Jansen, P.C.M. [7792], Mozambique K000482996 No
Sep 5, 1979 Harris, B.J. [4517], Tanzania K000483061 No
May 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [1700], Tanzania K000483138 No
May 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [1700], Tanzania K000483135 No
May 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [1700], Tanzania K000483137 No
May 1, 1979 Drummond, R.B. [1700], Tanzania K000483136 No
Drummond, R.B. [1745A], Tanzania 17094.000 No
Tanzania 17346.000 No
Greenway, P.J. [10298], Tanzania 17354.000 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [1869], Zambia 17355.000 No
Drummond, R.B. [1177], Kenya 18880.000 No
Drummond, R.B. [1700], Tanzania 18915.000 No
Chandler, P. [2774], Uganda 22055.000 No
Faulkner, H. [3002], Tanzania 25763.000 No
Faulkner, H. [3291], Tanzania 34459.000 No
Tanzania 34544.000 No
Nagata, K.M. [3686] 52249.000 No
Kayombo, C.J. [756], Tanzania K000483063 No
Terry, J. [7], Burundi K000483064 No
Fanshawe, D.B. [1869], Zambia K000483068 No
Wilkin, P. [942], Madagascar K000483073 No
Pawek, J. [3222], Malawi K000483000 No
Goodier, R. [351], Mozambique K000482997 No
Luke, P.A. [7296], Kenya K000483060 No
Gautier, L. [52151], Madagascar K000483077 No
Pawek, J. [1767], Malawi K000482999 No
Hack, R.B. [8062], Zimbabwe K000483070 No
Pawek, J. [2936], Malawi K000482998 No
FitzGibbon, H. [41], Tanzania K000483140 No
Gautier, L. [2415], Madagascar K000483118 No
Winter [2626], Tanzania K000483133 No
Wilkin, P. [942], Madagascar K000483072 No
Pawek, J. [10428], Malawi K000480732 No
Schatz, G.E. [1624], Madagascar K000483119 No
Wilkin, P. [942], Madagascar K000483075 No
Brummitt, R.K. [15154], Malawi K000480733 No
FitzGibbon, H. [41], Tanzania K000483141 No
Dhetchuvi, M.M. [493], Congo, DRC K000483088 No
Brummitt, R.K. [15154], Malawi K000480734 No
Zjhra, L. [176], Madagascar K000483078 No
Dhetchuvi, M.M. [844], Congo, DRC K000483090 No
s.coll. [596], Seychelles K000483076 No
Whellan, J.A. [378], Zimbabwe K000483069 No
Chase, N.C. [7220], Zimbabwe K000483071 No
Pocs, T. [89183], Tanzania K000483139 No
Luke, P.A. [7296], Kenya K000483059 No
Faulkner, H.G. [3002], Tanzania K000483134 No
Wilkin, P. [942], Madagascar K000483074 No
Dawkins, H.C. [348], Uganda Aframomum sanguineum 17093.000 No
Troupin, G. [2813], Rwanda Aframomum sanguineum 18161.000 No
Chandler, P. [1928], Uganda Aframomum sanguineum 18882.001 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [7212], Tanzania Aframomum sanguineum 22345.000 No
Kenya Aframomum sanguineum 6433.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [4129], Central African Republic Aframomum baumannii 13903.021 No
Onochie, C.F.A. [38499], Nigeria Aframomum baumannii 22761.000 No
Hepper, N.F. [1751], Nigeria Aframomum baumannii 22766.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [1751], Nigeria Aframomum baumannii 22997.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [1751], Nigeria Aframomum baumannii 26229.000 No

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. 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 2022. 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