Gymnosiphon longistylus (Benth.) Hutch.
  • J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 399 (1936) 

Notes: Distribution: W. & WC. Trop. Africa

General Description

Colourless saprophyte on the forest floor amongst decaying leaves.


forest floor amongst decaying leaves


S. L.: John Obey, Peninsula (Sept.) Melville & Hooker 393!

Lib.: Banga (Oct.) Under 1217! Zuie, Boporo Dist. (Nov.) Baldwin 10231! Bobel Mt., Sanokwele Dist. (Sept.) Baldwin 9582! Bilimu Mt. (Sept.) Harley 1631! 3 miles N. of Getti Rwaji, Gola (June) Bunting!

Ghana: Ankasa F.R. (Dec.) Vigne FH 3216!

S. Nig.: Apapa, Lagos (Jan.) Dalz. 1277! Nun B. Mann 516, partly. Annye (Sept.) Unwin 144! Oban Talbot 700! 715!

Iv. C.: Tiapleu Forest Mangenot & Miège IA 2694. Yapo Forest de Wilde 3145! Aké Assi 6894!


F.W.T.A., ed. 1, 2: 899 (1936); Jonker l.c. 201; Aké assi, Contrib. 2: 28.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa West Tropical Africa Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Zaire


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