African Plant Database

Amorphophallus gallaensis (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme gallaensis Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme gallaensis Engl. (1899)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus gallaensis var. major Chiov.
=Amorphophallus laxiflorus N.E. Br. (1902)
=Amorphophallus kaessneri Engl. & Gehrm. (1911)
=Hydrosme gregoryana Engl. (1905)
=Hydrosme sparsiflora Engl. (1892)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber 6-15x3-8 cm; leaf with petiole 30-50 cm long, red to green, speckled green and white; blade with 3 main segments; ultimate leaflets lanceolate, 2,5-12x0,5-2,5 cm, apex long-acuminate; leaf produced after inflorescence, to 1 m Ø; inflorescence with peduncle 20-45 cm long, white striate and punctate; spathe 16-40 cm long, purple to blueish silky in appearance, tube 6-10 cm long, expanded part as long, narrow, margin wavy; spadix 30-90 cm long, much longer than spathe; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Moist meadows; rocky woodland and bushland; along stream margins in wet forest; Acacia, Commiphora bushland; 5-2000 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33341
Record n°33341
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