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Afrocalathea K. Schum.
Pflanzenreich IV. 48: 51-52 (1902).

Description:
     Small acaulescent herbs with leaves and inflorescences on separate shoots, inflorescence simple. Cymule evidently dolichoblastic, interphyll and bracteoles absent. Corolla tube ± equalling the lobes (ca. 10 times longer than wide); outer staminodes 2, slightly unequal, petaloid; cucullate starninode with a short, flat appendage near base of lobe; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit and seed unknown. (from Kubitski, et al., p. 290)

Geographical Distribution:
     West Africa

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Only one species, C. rhizantha K. Schum.

Afrocalathea rhizantha K. Schum curtesy of Kew Herbarium

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