Marantochloa purpurea

Family: Marantaceae (Prayer-Plant)
Distribution: Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre
Life form: Herbaceous perennial
Description: A ginger relative native to the humid lowland forests of tropical and subtropical Africa. This species grows up to 10' tall and produces small purplish-pink flowers. Prefers full to partial sun.


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