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This species is accepted, and its native range is Guinea to Liberia.

[CATE]

CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

Diagnostic
Stamens (6) 7-8 (9); (thecae 14-16). Leaf-blades triangular-cordate in outline. Spathe up to 3cm long.
Phenology
Flowering from February to May.
General Description
LEAVES:Petiole up to 33 cm long, 1.5-2.5 x as long as the leaf-blade, very short sheathed. Geniculum 1-1.5 cm long, glabrous. Leaf-blade 7-12 cm long, ± 4-10 cm broad at the base, glabrous, coriaceous, slightly hastate-trilobate, the outline of the leaf-blade triangular, lobes ± 7 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, apex obtuse. Length of the blade ± equal to its width at the base. Numerous prominent lateral nerves with 2-3 less prominent lateral nerves between them, at the margin anastomosing in 2 or 3 marginal nerves. Many slender transverse veinlets between them. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 8-15 cm long, ± as long as the petiole. Spathe 1.5-3 cm long, oblong or oblong-elliptic, apiculate. Colour unknown. Spadix a little shorter than or equalling the spathe, up to 3 cm long, densely flowered. Stamens (6)7-8(9). Thecae on the side of the synandrium. Ovaries depressed-globose with many whitish spots. Stigma discoid, subsessile. Male part ± 4 x as long as the female part.
Distribution
Guinea, Sierra Leone.
Habitat
Growing in wet places, sometimes in river beds.

Native to:

Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Anubias gracilis A.Chev. ex Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1939: 246 (1939)

Accepted by

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. 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

CATE Araceae

  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2008. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.
  • Crusio, W. 1979. A revision of Anubias Schott Araceae. (Primitiae Africanae 12). Meded. Landbouwhogesch. Wageningen. 79 (14): 1-48.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

CATE Araceae
Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0