Stylochaeton borumensis N.E. Br.

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Stylochaeton borumensis

Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton borumensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
On Mfuwe – Mwanya road, Chief Nsefu’s area

Stylochaeton borumensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Luangwa Valley, Mfuwe; Jason Alfonsi’s house, near the start of the Nyamaluma road.

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Synonyms: Stylochaeton rogersii N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Rhizome vertical or horizontal, 0.5-1 cm thick. Leaves several; petiole 4-40 cm long blade very variable in shape, linear to ovate-elliptic, the base often hastate to sagittate; posterior lobes variable, very short to as long as the anterior lobe. Inflorescence appearing before the leaves, borne at or near the soil surface. Peduncle 1.5-6.5 cm long. Spathe glaucous green to pale yellow-green, often with purplish markings, cylindric; apex erect, acuminate, usually less than ¼ the total length of the spathe. Spadix hidden within the spathe tube
Derivation of specific name: Borumensis: Boroma, near Tete in Mozambique, origin of the type specimen
Habitat: Deciduous bushland and mopane woodland.
Altitude range: 5 - 600 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Astle, W.L., Phiri, P.S.M. & Prince, S.D. (1997). Annotated checklist of the flowering plants and ferns of the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Kirkia 16(2) Pages 161 - 203.

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 20 - 21.

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 51 - 52.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Stylochaeton borumensis., retrieved 18 July 2024

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