Stylochaeton puberulus N.E. Br.

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Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge Rd

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West, by Mutare to Birchenough Bridge Rd

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Stylochaeton puberulus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Masvingo - Beitbridge rd c. 20 km before Ngundu.

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Status: Native
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.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, plants dying back each year.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 September 2015

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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Flora of Caprivi: Stylochaeton puberulus
Flora of Mozambique: Stylochaeton puberulus
Flora of Zambia: Stylochaeton puberulus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stylochaeton puberulus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stylochaeton puberulus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stylochaeton puberulus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Stylochaeton puberulus., retrieved 21 April 2024

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