African Plant Database

Amorphophallus eichleri (Engl.) Hook. f.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme eichleri Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme eichleri Engl. (1883)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber flattened above, 2-15x2-8 cm; leaf 20-80 cm long, produced before or with the inflorescence; petiole 14-60 cm long, green or brownish, or base brownish and green above; blade 20-40 cm Ø, ultimate lobes 6-13x4-6 cm, apex 0,5-1 cm long; inflorescence with peduncle 2,5 cm long, 0,3-1 cm Ø; spathe light-green, 5-20x4-35 cm, base cup-shaped, 3-15 cm long, 3-30 cm Ø, outer surface light brown to greenish with purple veins, inner dark purple; spadix 10-25 cm long; berries long-ellipsoid, 1,1-1,6x0,5-1,2 cm, orange-red.
Ecology : Probably river sides in rain-forest.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 33336
Record n°33336
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