Stylochaeton borumensis N.E. Br.

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Stylochaeton borumensis

Nkwali; Jan 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton borumensis

Common herb in Mopane Woodland;
on Mfuwe – Mwanya road; Nov 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Stylochaeton borumensis

in a shallow pan;
Luangwa Valley, Mfuwe; Dec 2004.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Stylochaeton rogersii N.E. Br.
Common names: Kombe (Kunda)
Frequency: Very locally common
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
Type location:
Notes: Widespread, not threatened.
Derivation of specific name: Borumensis: Boroma, near Tete in Mozambique, origin of the type specimen
Habitat: Deciduous bushland and mopane woodland.
Altitude range: Up to 600 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc,E
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Content last updated: Monday 28 July 2014

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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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Stylochaeton borumensis., retrieved 25 April 2024

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