Aframomum fragrans 19982770*A

A new monograph of Aframomum by David Harris and Alexandra Wortley , from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, was published at the beginning of 2018. The monograph includes the description of 12 new species of Aframomum to science.

Three of the newly described species were collected as living plants by David Harris during field work to south east Cameroon in 1998 and 1999. The plants are held in the Zingiberaceae Research Collection at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Aframomum fragrans D.J.Harris & Wortley

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:19982770
Scientific Name:Aframomum fragrans D.J.Harris & Wortley
Family:Zingiberaceae
Genus:Aframomum
Epithet:fragrans
Collector:Harris, David J.
Year:1998
Origin:Sud-Ouest:Top of Mt. Kupe
Elevation:1,720m
Plant:19982770A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G65
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Aframomum plicatum D.J.Harris & Wortley

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20000272
Scientific Name:Aframomum plicatum D.J.Harris & Wortley
Family:Zingiberaceae
Genus:Aframomum
Epithet:plicatum
Collector:Harris, David J.
Year:1999
Origin:Sud-Ouest:7 km E of Nguti
Plant:20000272A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G65
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 Location: 5.316667,9.466667

 

Aframomum tchoutoui D.J.Harris & Wortley

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20000273
Scientific Name:Aframomum tchoutoui D.J.Harris & Wortley
Family:Zingiberaceae
Genus:Aframomum
Epithet:tchoutoui
Collector:Harris, David J.
Year:1999
Origin:Sud-Ouest:7 km E of Nguti
Plant:20000273A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G65
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 Location: 5.316667,9.466667

 

And for good measure, although not new to science, Aframomum kayserianum collected on the 1999 expedition was identified through this work and is a new taxon to the collection at the Botanics.

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20000267
Scientific Name:Aframomum kayserianum (K.Schum.) K.Schum.
Family:Zingiberaceae
Genus:Aframomum
Epithet:kayserianum
Collector:Harris, David J.
Year:1999
Origin:Sud-Ouest:2 km NW of Mapanga Village
Elevation:1,100m
Plant:20000267A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G65
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 Location: 4.116667,9.150000