Stylochaeton puberulus N.E. Br.

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Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near EN1 along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near EN1 along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along rd no3, Gorongosa National Park

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along rd no3, Gorongosa National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a vertical, underground rhizome. Leaves 1 or 2, up to 40 cm, broadly triangular, strongly cordate, paler and pubescent beneath, particularly on the veins. Inflorescence held in a cream-coloured spade, semi-subterranean, appearing before the leaves.
Notes: Although not recorded in Flora Zambesiaca for Division MS this species is commonly found in woodland areas and on termite mounds there. Eg. in Gorongosa National Park and Coutada 12, Cheringoma.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, plants dying back each year.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 June 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 289. (Includes a picture).

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 18 - 20.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 85.

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 49 - 50.

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Flora of Caprivi: Stylochaeton puberulus
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Flora of Zambia: Stylochaeton puberulus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stylochaeton puberulus

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stylochaeton puberulus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stylochaeton puberulus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Stylochaeton puberulus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stylochaeton puberulus
Plants of the World Online: Stylochaeton puberulus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stylochaeton puberulus
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Wikipedia: Stylochaeton puberulus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Stylochaeton puberulus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112060, retrieved 17 October 2019

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