Upon returning to Kpalime
, Togo, in West Africa, he noticed something unusual.
This is the stunning plant where our beloved, juicy pineapples grow!by Madnomad The off-road route we took from Badou to Kpalime
was by far the most beautiful we did in Togo.
Apropos of 200 observations collected at the Lome University Teaching Hospital and Kpalime
Hospital," Bulletin de la Societe de Pathologie Exotique, vol.
Holotype: [female] TOGO: Region des Plateaux, Lavie-Todji N of Huime, NE of Kpalime (07[degrees]01'16MN 00[degrees]39'41"E), 18.iv.2008, 560-575 m, remains of secondary rainforest, dense bank vegetation with much Anubias gigantea A.
Material examined: 2[female] TOGO, Region des Plateaux, Ouwe NW of Gbadi Nkougna (SE of Badou), at creek Ouwe (07[degrees]29'32"N 00[degrees]41'56"E), 25.iv.2008, 590 m, remains of secondary rainforest, swept; 1[female] Region des Plateaux, Mont Agou NE of Agou Gadzepe, SE of Kpalime (06[degrees]52'23"N 00[degrees]44'57"E), 17.iv.2008, 940-985 m, remains of secondary rainforest, downwards along road from mountain peak, swept; 1[female] Region des Plateaux, Manma-Kope N of Gbadi Nkougna, SE of Badou (07[degrees]27'02"N 00[degrees]41'59"E), 25.iv.2008, 660 m, plantation (coffee, oilpalm, Acacia), swept above sawdust.
The clinics were at the children's hospital, Hopital d'Enfants, in Dapaong (urban/semiurban) in northern Togo and rural clinics in southern Togo, including the Centre Medico-Social de Sodo in Sodo, Hopital Bethesda, Agou Clinic in the Agou area, and the general hospital in Kpalime
, a town with [approximately equal to] 50,000 inhabitants (Figure).
Material examined: 1[female] TOGO, Region des Plateaux, Foret d'Amakpave NE of Amakpave (NE of Game) (06[degrees]48'47"N 01[degrees]11'21"E), 6.iv.2008, 115-130 m, teak forest (Tectona grandis) with much Panicum maximum and Portulacaceae, swept; 1[female] Region des Plateaux, Cascades de Yo NW of Yo (NW of Kpalime
), edge of road N13 (06[degrees]57'05"N 00[degrees]35'51"E), 17.iv.2008, 370 m, secondary rainforest remains, banana and cocoa, bank vegetation, swept; 1[female] Region des Plateaux, Abriwa-Nko, about 5 km N of Badou, at creek Egnulu-Agbadja (07[degrees]37'18"N 00[degrees]36'13"E), 24.iv.2008, 310 m, swept in cocoa and avocado plantation.