African Plant Database

Amorphophallus lewallei Malaisse & Bamps
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber flat, rounded to discoid, 2,5-9x3,5-20 cm; leaf 0,2-1,6 m long, at same time as inflorescence; petiole 0,16-1,4 m long; 1,5-6 cm , greenish with whitish to greenish spots; blade to 1,6 m , ultimate leaflets elliptic, 14-29x6-8 cm , apex 1-2,5 cm long; inflorescence with peduncle 3-9 cm long, 0,8-2,5 cm , up to 1 m long after pollination; spathe 5-15 cm long, strongly asymmetrically constricted; tube 3,5-10x6-16 cm rounded to asymmetric to ovate, outside green and shiny, with some white round spots, inside with warts and hairs forming ribs; limb 4-20x6-29 cm, broadly triangular, shiny green outside, inside whitish green at base, darker upwards, margins red to brown with greenish veins and wavy; spadix sessile, 13-33 cm long; berries ovoid, 1-1,8x0,9-1,5 cm, reddish-orange.
Ecology : Savanna, open grassland; c. 900 m alt.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 33350
Record n°33350
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