1343.000 Aframomum K. Schum.

Description of the genus

Large perennial plants with leafy shoots fully developed at flowering time; leaf sheaths always forming a distinct pseudostem; leaves distichous. Inflorescences arising from the base or from a rhizome. Flowers large, zygomorphic. Calyx spathaceous. Lateral petals narrow, posterior larger, hood-like. Staminode 1, large, petaloid (labellum); stamen 1, free; apex 3-lobed. Fruit a berry, usually red.

Worldwide: c. 50 species widely distributed in tropical Africa.

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
albiflorum LockN,SDescription, Image
alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.NDescription, Image
angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.N,C,SDescription, Image
zambesiacum (Baker) K. Schum. subsp. zambesiacum N,S

Other sources of information about Aframomum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Aframomum
Flora of Zambia: Aframomum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aframomum

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aframomum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aframomum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aframomum
Wikipedia: Aframomum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aframomum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aframomum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Aframomum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=396, retrieved 26 June 2022

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