S. prionogonium is the most widely distributed of the Class I taxa and occurs across a broad spectrum of habitats, such as the understory of closed forest and mono-species dominant “Marantaceae forest”. Flowers of this species are insect pollinated, while primates disperse its fruits. The species also produces many seeds, making it ideal for transplantation experiments. Common garden studies in other Marantaceae species have reported significant ecological/morphological variability with reference to light and nutrient availability.
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Preparing seeds for germination trials, Ebo Forest
Armand and Matt at IITA
Preparation of seeds for germination trial.
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Yaounde, Cameroon, February 2013
Abwe and Alexandra collecting plant specimens, Ebo Forest
Warm, humid common garden site near Dibamba River, Ebo Forest
S. prionogonium fruits
S. prionogonium inflorescence
Germination experiment at IITA
Preparing for climate station deployment at Njuma Research Station, Ebo Forest
Climate station set up at Ebo Forest Research Project headquarters, Limbe, Cameroon
Cool, humid common garden site near Mangom Mountain, Ebo Forest
Warm, dry common garden gallery forest site near Miyere River, Mbam & Djerem National Park
Planting for the germination experiment, Ebo Forest
Abwe Enang Abwe of the Ebo Forest Research Project describes how to identify Sarcophyrnium prionogonium at Njuma Research Station, Ebo Forest, Littoral Province, Cameroon, March 2013.
Abwe Enang Abwe of the Ebo Forest Research Project describes the germination trial test plots for the S. prionogoium study Ebo Forest, Littoral Province, Cameroon, March 2013.