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Genus: Aframomum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Zingiberales > Family: Zingiberaceae

About 50 species, native to tropical Africa, with two species native to southern Africa (Zimbabwe and Mozambique)

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Aframomum albiflorum

Native to Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Aframomum angustifolium

Distribution includes Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Publications

  • Lock, J.M. 1976. Notes on some East African species of Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). Kew Bulletin 31: 263 271.
  • Lock, J.M. 1978. Notes on the genus Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). 1. The species related to Aframomum polyanthum. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 48: 129134.
  • Lock, J.M. 1978. Notes on the genus Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). 2. The Ethiopian species. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 48: 387391.
  • Lock, J.M. 1978. Notes on the genus Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). 3. Two new species from West Africa. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 48: 393398.
  • Lock, J.M. 1979. Notes on the genus Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). 4. The savanna species. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 49: 197184. 
  • Lock, J.M. 1980. Notes on Aframomum (Zingiberaceae) in West Africa, with a new key to the species. Kew Bulletin 35: 299313.
  • Lock, J.M. & Hall, J.B. 1975. Taxonomic studies in the genus Aframomum (Zingiberaceae). Boissiera 24: 225 231.