African Plant Database

Amorphophallus gomboczianus Pic. Serm.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber discoid, to 12-14 cm Ø, dark red to reddish-brown, without offset; leaf with petiole to 0,7-1 m long, purple, white striate and punctate; blade to 1 m Ø, pinnatisect, leaflets of first order dichotomously divided, segments of second order pinnatisect, decurrent, ultimate segments decurrent, 3-4x2 cm long, acuminate; spathe with peduncle 0,32-1 m long, white striate and punctate; spathe erect, 18-35 cm long, purple to blueish, tube 6-8 cm long, smooth, not markedly constricted at mouth; limb beige to light green; spadix 15-40 cm long, longer than spathe; berries ovoid, 1-1,5x0,6-1 cm, yellow. – With a strong smell of decayed meat in full sun, attracting flies.
Ecology : Moist meadows; wet forests; on basalt and clayey soils in savanna, open forest, forest edges; 1700-2200 m alt.
  Related to A. gallaensis; both species related to species in Madagascar.
  Without inflorescence the large dissected leaves can be confused with a Tacca.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33343
Record n°33343
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