African Plant Database

Amorphophallus consimilis Blume
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Rumphia 1: 149 (1837)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Brachyspatha consimilis (Blume) Schott
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus doryphorus Ridl. (1886)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber rounded, flat, 4-7x2-4 cm; leaf produced after inflorescence, 60-80 cm long; petiole 25-50 cm long, 0,5-1 cm Ø, with purple dots; blade 30-45 cm Ø, with 1-2 pinnae, ultimate leaf-lobes, 7-12x3-5 cm, apex 0,5-1 cm long, margins entire or slightly dentate; inflorescence 30-52 cm long; peduncle 22-45 cm long, 0,5-1 cm Ø, base light-purple, brown-red, marbled green above; spathe 5-11 cm long, basal portion urceolate, 2-5,5x1,5-4 cm, upper portion triangular; spadix 8-20 cm long; berries ovoid to cylindrical, 1x0,5 cm.
Ecology : Humid to swampy soils; 0-300 m alt.
  Confused with A. baumannii (syn. A. flavovirens), not present in Senegal, Gambia.
  Attractive plant but extremely toxic.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 33333
Record n°33333
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