African Plant Database

Amorphophallus angolensis (Welw. ex Schott) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme angolensis Welw. ex Schott
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amorphophallus angolensis (Welw. ex Schott) N.E. Br. subsp. angolensis
 Corynophallus angolensis (Welw. ex Schott) Kuntze (1891)
 Hydrosme angolensis Welw. ex Schott (1865)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus leopoldianus (Mast.) N.E. Br.
=Hydrosme leopoldiana Mast. (1887)
Taxon infra-specific
Amorphophallus angolensis (Welw. ex Schott) N.E. Br. subsp. angolensis
Amorphophallus angolensis subsp. maculatus (N.E. Br.) Ittenb. (2002)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber 5-30x2-10 cm; leaf 0,5-3 m high, petiole 0,4-1,2 m long, with elliptic purple-greyish to blackish spots; blade 0,3-1 m Ø, divided, ultimate leaflets long-ovate to light-ovate, 9-20x3-7 cm, apex 1-1,5 cm long; inflorescence 0,5-2,5 m high with peduncle 0,4-2 m long, 1-7 cm Ø; spathe cucullate, 17-60 cm long; spadix cylindric, 10-14x2-4 cm; berries red-orange, 0,6-1,2x0,5-1 cm.
Ecology : Sporadic in huge shady rocky valleys; plentiful by streams near cataract; rain-forest; 70-850 m alt.
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Record n°176420 modified 2018-02-20
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