Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Advanced Search

Sarcophrynium K. Schum.
Pflanzenreich IV. 48: 35-40 (1902); emend. Milne-Redh., Kew Bull. 1952: 168-169 (1952).

Description:
     Rosulate herbs. Inflorescence a congested synflorescence, spathes persistent or tardily caducous; florescence component of ca. 5 cymules; cymules evidently dolichoblastic, without interphyll, bracteoles 2, glandular. Corolla tube ca. 1/2 the length of the lobes, or less; outer staminodes 2(1), petaloid; cucullate staminode as in Megaphrynium; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit fleshy, indehiscent; seeds with a mucilaginous, mantlelike aril. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 290)

Geographical Distribution:
     West Africa, the Congo Basin and Uganda.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises about 16 species.

Sarcophrynium brachystachyum K. Schum.
Sarcophrynium brachystachyum K. Schum.

[ TOP ]