African Plant Database

Amorphophallus preussii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme preussii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme preussii Engl. (1892)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber discoid, 4-6x3,5-10 cm; leaf 60-80 cm long; petiole 35-70 cm long, 0,5-2 cm Ø, pale green with dark brown to blackish-green ovate dots; blade 40-80 cm Ø, ultimate leaf segments lanceolate, 6-28x2-7 cm, apex 1,5-2,5 cm long; inflorescence before the leaf, 20-75 cm long; peduncle 12-60 cm long, pale green at base with pale purple, elliptic spots; spathe 8-15 cm long, not constricted, base cylindric to conical 1,5-2 cm high, outside green, purple to whitish with purple veins and pale purple dots, inside yellowish to whitish, purple at base with very short papillae; limb broadly elliptic to triangular, green, purple to white with purple veins and light purple dots; spadix sessile, 6-8 cm long, shorter than spathe; berries rounded, 0,5-0,7x0,5-1 cm.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; black volcanic or heavy soils; often on shaded rock-faces; gregarious; 800-1600 m alt.
  Five locations known. Not seen at the type locality (Buea) since 1892. Resembling A. calabaricus.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33357
Record n°33357
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