1. Family: Burmanniaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Afrothismia Schltr.
      1. Afrothismia winkleri (Engl.) Schltr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Cameroon, SW. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

    Burmanniaceae, E.J. Cowley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1988

    Habit
    Underground stem up to 4 cm. long, with spherical clusters of bulbils.
    Stem
    Stem above ground 2.5-15 cm., simple or sometimes with 1-flowered side branch, sometimes irregularly papillose, ridged just below flower.
    Leaves
    Leaves ovate, acute, sometimes keeled, pale brown, ± 2.5-5 × 1 mm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1-3-flowered cyme; bracts lanceolate to ovate, acute, keeled, dull red, clasping stem, 6-10 × 5-6 mm.
    Perianth
    Perianth-tube bent ± at right-angles near the middle where flanged within; lower part of perianth-tube 6-nerved, transparent, cream with purple V-shaped markings indicating the interior position of the adnate filaments, 5-10 mm. on longest side, 3-6 mm. on shortest side, 5-8.5 mm. wide; upper part of tube chrome yellow with crimson patch above, 6-nerved, 8-10 mm. on longest side, 4-7 mm. on shortest side, 5.5-7 mm. wide; flange up to 0.85 mm.; mouth with a recurved fleshy rim 1 mm. deep, yellow; tepals yellow, 4.5-15 mm. long, inserted up to 8 mm. apart, with free extensions basally on either side up to 2 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens cream, filament inserted at base of perianth-wall, free part of filament thickened, curved, ± 0.1-1.5 mm. long, anther 0.5-1 mm. long, anther-connective with triangular appendage at apex.
    Pistil
    Ovary pale yellow or purplish, 1-3 × 3.5-4.5 mm.; style 1-2 mm. long, up to 0.75 mm. wide; stigma with 6 small obtuse lobes at margin.
    Fruits
    Fruit pale yellow.
    [FWTA]

    Burmanniaceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    A small white saprophyte in the forest floor litter
    Fruits
    Ovary And Fruit Cream and fruit cream" (Keay)
    Perianth
    Base Of Perianth-tube Cream With Six White (or Purple?) V-shaped Marks, Centre Of Perianth White With Crimson Patch Above, Mouth And Lobes Of Perianth Yellow of perianth-tube cream with six white (or purple?) V-shaped marks, centre of perianth white with crimson patch above, mouth and lobes of perianth yellow" (Keay)
    Stamens
    Stamens Cream cream" (Keay).

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Uganda

    Afrothismia winkleri (Engl.) Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2830], Cameroon K000025695
    Mar 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2830], Cameroon K000541125
    Nov 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3806], Cameroon K000025693
    Nov 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3806], Cameroon K000025689
    Cheek, M. [8354], Cameroon 61939.000
    Cable, S. [2830], Cameroon 61691.000
    Cable, S. [2830], Cameroon 63833.000
    Winkler, H.J.P. [225], Cameroon K000518211 Unknown type material

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 38: 139 (1906)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Jonker, Monogr. Burmanniac. 223 (1938)
    • in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Bert. 8: 44 (1921)
    • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 38: 139 (1906)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hepper in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 180 (1968).
    • Jonker in Med. Bot. Mus. Rijksuniv. Utrecht 51: 223 (1938).
    • Schltr. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 8: 44 (1921).
    • Schltr. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 38: 139 (1906)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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