Stylochaeton puberulus N.E. Br.

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Stylochaeton puberulus

In a stand of Terminalia pteleopsoides on clay;
Kapako River; Oct 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton puberulus

Alluvium termite mound;
Chakwenga, Kalulu River ; Nov 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton puberulus

Sesheke West; Nov 2003.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton puberulus

Munga woodland/thicket;
Lower Zambezi NP; Nov 2007.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton puberulus

Open woodland; cultivated Lilayi
The infructescence develops just under the soil surface and when ripe, the berries have a sweet fruity aroma
Aug 2012
Photo: Nick Wightman

Stylochaeton puberulus

Open woodland; cultivated Lilayi
The numerous fleshy roots emerge from a short vertical rhizome
Oct 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman.

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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. Perennial herb, growing from a vertical, underground rhizome. Leaves 1 or 2, petiole up to 40 cm long, blade broadly triangular, strongly cordate, paler and pubescent beneath, particularly on the veins. Inflorescence appearing before the leaves, semi-subterranean, held in a cream-coloured spathe; limb of the spathe more than ΒΌ the length of the tube. Infructescence subterranean.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes: Widespread, not threatened.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, plants dying back each year.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,E,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2016
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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Stylochaeton puberulus.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112060, retrieved 23 January 2018

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