African Plant Database

Culcasia brevipetiolata Bogner
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb, c. 1 m long or more; stem 2-3 mm ; leaf petiole 1,8-2,6 cm long including sheath (petiole above the sheath only 3-4 mm long); blade ovate, oblique, 7-8x4,5 cm, base rounded to subcordate, apex acute, venation reticulate; peduncle 1,3-1,5 cm long, 1,5-1,8 mm ; spathe not constricted, pale yellow-green, 1,2-1,5 cm long, apex acute; spadix c. 1 cm long, c. 3 mm ; berries depressed-globose, 0,8-1 cm , orange-red.
Ecology : Climbing on dead tree trunk; c. 500 m alt.
  Near C. lanceolata, C. loukandensis, C. parviflora, C. rotundifolia.
  Only known from the type collected in 1990.
  • Willdenowia 41(1): 57 (2011).
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    Record n°224593 created 2011-07-15
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