Description of the genus
Seasonally dormant terrestrial herbs with underground rhizome. Leaves 1-several, subtended by basal cataphylls; lamina simple, basally triangular, hastate-sagittate. Inflorescence produced before the leaves (in ours); borne
at or below ground level on short peduncles. Spathe tubular with connate margins in lower part, often inflated at very base; upper part lanceolate, ± expanded or not expanded with a
lateral slit, often ± thickened. Spadix with female flowers at base and male above, with sterile flowers between the two areas. Flowers unisexual, surrounded by a ± glandular cup-shaped perianth. Ovary 1-2-locular. Berries borne at or below ground-level, fleshy, 1-few-seeded.
Worldwide: A genus of c. 19 species of tropical and subtropical SE Africa.
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
|natalensis Schott subsp. natalensis ||E,S||Description, Image|
|puberulus N.E. Br.||N,W,C,E,S||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Stylochaeton:
Our websites:Flora of Malawi
: StylochaetonFlora of Mozambique
: StylochaetonFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): StylochaetonFlora Zambesiaca
web site: StylochaetonGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for StylochaetonIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): StylochaetonKew Herbarium catalogue
: StylochaetonKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stylochaeton.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=304, retrieved 2 July 2016