Renealmia battenbergiana Cummins ex Baker Zingiberaceae

Description Phenology

Guild: sb

Life form: large herb Max. height: 1 m (herbarium) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: simple, elliptic, mesophyll (5-5.5 x 20 cm), entire, coriaceous, reddish beneath Inflorescence: at the top of leafy shoots, branched (paniculate)

Flower: data unavailable Fruit: fleshy, oblong (2 cm long), red Seed: shiny brown

Other: sterile specimens are easily confounded with R. africana.

Data sources


FWTA, Hawthorne (1995a)

Continent: Upper Guinea endemic Upper Guinea: Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana Distribution type: present in 4 30' cells Forest type: wet evergreen forest


Found in moist places of dense forests (e.g. by streams). On sandy soils (herbarium).


It tends to form clumps.

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