African Plant Database

Amorphophallus johnsonii N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 156 (1902)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus accrensis N.E. Br. (1902)
=Amorphophallus purpureus (Engl.) Engl. & Gehrm.
=Hydrosme purpurea Engl. (1907)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber rounded when young, becoming flattened, 1-4x3-10 cm; leaf to 1,2 m long with full development after flowering; petiole 20-40 cm long, 1-3 cm Ø, light green with dark green spots; blade 0,35-1 m Ø, ultimate leaf-lobes broadly ovate, 9-12x4-4,5 cm, apex to 1 cm long; inflorescence 0,4-1,4 m long; peduncle 5-94 cm long, 1-2 cm Ø, light green with whitish and dark green irregular spots; spathe 12-21 cm long, constricted; base 5-10x1-7 cm, ovoid to conical, very hairy inside, greenish outside; limb 11-14 cm long, narrowly triangular, acute, purplish- brown in upper third, otherwise green or reddish-brown, margin wavy and purple; spadix sessile, 33-47 cm long; berries rounded, 0,7x0,7 cm, orange.
Ecology : Wooded savanna; savanna; inselbergs; forest gallery; forest remnants; sandy soils; common; 0-600 m alt.
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carte afrique num 33346
Record n°33346
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