Gonatopus angustus N.E. Br.

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Gonatopus angustus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge, Mwenezi.

Gonatopus angustus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge, Mwenezi.

Gonatopus angustus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road into camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

Gonatopus angustus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road into camp, Umfurudzi Safari Area

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Synonyms: Gonatopus rhizomatosus Bogner & Oberm.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb growing from a horizontal tuber 4-7 cm long.Leaves 20-65 cm tall with primary divisions pinnate to bipinnate, ultimate segments linear to elliptic, hairless; petiole 10-37 cm long with a basal pulvinus. Inflorescence usually solitary, appearing just before the leaf. Peduncle 3-10 cm long, elongating in fruit. Spathe 2-6 cm long, brownish-green on the outside, paler inside with a broadly elliptic limb, usually reflexed at maturity. Spadix 4-5.3 cm long, white. Infrutescence shortly cylindric with ovoid berries, yellow to orange.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustus: narrow; referring to the narrow leaf divisions.
Habitat: Rocky miombo woodland, forest ansd on river banks, often on sandy soil.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 12 November 2015
Literature:

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Page 28.

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 Page 12.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Page 570. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 45.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gonatopus angustus
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West African Plants database: Gonatopus angustus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Gonatopus angustus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111990, retrieved 7 December 2016

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