African Plant Database

Amorphophallus calabaricus N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Amorphophallus calabaricus N.E. Br. subsp. calabaricus
Taxon infra-specific
Amorphophallus calabaricus N.E. Br. subsp. calabaricus
Amorphophallus calabaricus subsp. mayoi Ittenb. (1997)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial seasonally dormant herb to c. 1,2 m tall; tuber depressed-globose, 1,5-4 cm high, 3-8 cm ; leaf petiole 0,6-1,2 m long, mottled; blade 0,8-1 m , ultimate leaf-lobes elliptic to obovate, 8-10x3-3,5 cm; inflorescence appearing before leaf; peduncle 0,6-1,5 m long; spathe erect, 10-25 cm long, a conic tube c. 5-7 cm ; limb broadly ovate-triangular, margins somewhat undulate, 7-11x9-13 cm, purple-brown, without constriction; spadix 15-50 cm long, sterile appendix elongate-conic, 10-24 cm long, to 1,7 cm near base, tapering to 3 mm near apex, much longer than spathe; berries 0,6-0,7 cm .
Ecology : Evergreen forest with Terminalia superba, Celtis zenkeri, Lingelshemia sp.; scrub on granite hill; humid evergreen forest with Celtis durandii, Fagara macrophylla, Trema orientalis, Bequaertiodendron oblanceolatum, Dracaena fragrans, etc; granitic inselberg; semi-deciduous forest; old secondary forest; 50-1650 (? 1900) m alt.
  Most similar to A. hetterscheidii, A. bequaertii.
  Not in Burkino Faso (= A. johnsonii).
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carte afrique num 176421
Record n°176421
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