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Sarcophrynium from Liberia[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Sarcophrynium

Sarcophrynium is a genus of plant in family Marantaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. It was described as a genus in 1902.[2][3]

  1. Sarcophrynium bisubulatum (K.Schum.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) - Zaïre
  2. Sarcophrynium brachystachyum (Benth.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) - C + W Africa
  3. Sarcophrynium congolense Loes. in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.) - Zaïre
  4. Sarcophrynium prionogonium (K.Schum.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) - C + W Africa
  5. Sarcophrynium schweinfurthianum (Kuntze) Milne-Redh. - C + E Africa
  6. Sarcophrynium villosum (Benth.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.) - Gabon


  1. ^ 1906 illustration from book Liberia by Sir Harry Johnston ; with an appendix on the flora of Liberia by Dr. Otto Stapf ; 28 coloured illustrations by Sir Harry Johnston, 24 botanical drawings by Miss Matilda Smith
  2. ^ Schumann, Karl Moritz. 1902. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 48 (Heft 11): 35
  3. ^ Tropicos, Sarcophrynium K. Schum.
  4. ^ "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".