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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Marantaceae
Genus: Sarcophrynium
Species: S. bisubulatum – S. brachystachyum – S. congolense – S. prionogonium – S. schweinfurthianum – S. villosum

Sarcophrynium K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 48: 35 (1902).

Type species: non designatus

Primary references

Schumann, K.M. 1902. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 48 (Heft 11): 35.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2015. Sarcophrynium in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 May 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2015. Sarcophrynium. Published online. Accessed: May 2 2015. 2015. Sarcophrynium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 May 2.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sarcophrynium in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

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


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


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
Schumann, Karl Moritz. 1902. Das Pflanzenreich IV. 48 (Heft 11): 35
Tropicos, Sarcophrynium K. Schum.
"World Checklist of Selected Plant Families".

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