Gonatopus boivinii (Decne.) Engl.

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Gonatopus boivinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Nhambita turn-off, along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Gonatopus boivinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Nhambita turn-off, along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Gonatopus boivinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Nhambita turn-off, along road to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park.

Gonatopus boivinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Gonatopus boivinii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

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Synonyms: Zamioculcas boivinii Decne.
Common names: Sand forest arum (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial herb, up to 1.2 m. Leaf solitary, 3-pinnate on a long, thick fleshy stalk with a knee-like swelling in the middle. Flowers 1-5, appearing with the leaf; spathe up to 22 cm long; spadix creamy-yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: boivinii: named after Louis Boivin, a French botanical collector
Habitat: In sand forest and deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, KwaZulu-Natal.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 April 2007
Literature:

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 25 - 26.

Mayo, S.J. (1985). Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 10.

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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JSTOR Plant Science: Gonatopus boivinii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Gonatopus boivinii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Gonatopus boivinii
Tropicos: Gonatopus boivinii
West African Plants database: Gonatopus boivinii


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 boivinii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112000, retrieved 27 May 2016

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