African Plant Database

Amorphophallus gracilior Hutch.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 361 (1936)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus gracilis A. Chev. (1920)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber 1-4x2,5-10 cm Ø, flattened from above to rounded; leaf c. 40-70 cm long, with petiole c. 12-60 cm long; blade c. 28-50 cm Ø, ultimate leaf-lobes long-ovate to ovoid, 9-15x 3-4 cm, apex to 1 cm long; inflorescence 20-40 cm long, produced before leaf; peduncle smooth, 15-32 cm long, 1,5-3 mm Ø; spathe slender, 3-7x1,5-2,5 cm, very thin, not constricted, apex triangular, base 2-3x1,5-2 cm, cylindrical, outside grey to green or cream with greenish to purple veins; inside smooth to ± warty; spadix sessile, 6-8 cm long; berries 1x1 cm, rounded, red.
Ecology : Flooded rain-forest; swamps; with Raphia, Cynometra vogelii, Ficus vogeliana, etc.; clayey soil; mud.
  The species with the smallest inflorescence in the genus in Africa. Probably very rare.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33344
Record n°33344
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