1. Family: Commelinaceae Mirb.
    1. Genus: Floscopa Lour.
      1. Floscopa mannii C.B.Clarke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

    Commelinaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    A low herb about 4-6 in. high
    Leaves
    Leaves with elliptic lamina 3-6·5 cm. long and 1·5-3 cm. wide.
    Note
    A very distinctive but little-known species, readily known by the combination of falsely petiolate leaves and densely pubecent leaf-sheaths
    Ecology
    Probably in wet places in rain-forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaïre

    Floscopa mannii C.B.Clarke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 2013 Darbyshire, I. [216], Cameroon K000199773
    Jan 1, 2011 Akogo, M. [138], Cameroon K000024424
    Mar 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [10717], Cameroon K000541699
    Jul 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [10349], Cameroon K000108460
    Mann [1867], Africa K000307668 Unknown type material

    First published in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 268 (1881)

    Accepted by

    • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2009). Checklist of Commelinaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Mundi) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159: 106-122.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • J. K. Morton in J. Linn. Soc. 60: 201 (1967)
    • F.T.A. 8: 86
    • in DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 268 (1881)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Aedo, C. & Velayos, M. (2009). Checklist of Commelinaceae of Equatorial Guinea (Annobón, Bioko and Río Mundi) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 159: 106-122.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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