African Plant Database

Amorphophallus staudtii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8(1): 154 (1901)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme staudtii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme staudtii Engl. (1899)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber discoid to rounded, 1,5-5x2-6 cm; leaf produced after flowers, to 1,5 m tall; petiole 0,2-1 m long or more, purple and green spotted or green with fine stripes, ultimate leaflets longish to elliptic, 10-20x5-8 cm; inflorescence with peduncle 4-10 cm long, 0,5-1,5 cm Ø; spathe 6-17 cm long, constricted, base 3-6x3-8 cm, rounded to broad ovate, light purple to greenish outside, inside dark purple with hairs; limb obliquely erect, 4-11 cm long, shortly triangular, brown to purple, margins slightly wavy; spadix sessile, 7-22 cm long, appendix erect, 6-19-24 cm long, 0,6-2 cm Ø; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Rain-forest, growing in humus, in shade; 100-1700 m alt.
  Near A. zenkeri (with spadix appendix 8-23-55 cm long, 1,7-5 cm Ø).
  Not in Ivory Coast as reported earlier by Barthlott & Bogner (Aroideana 4: 109-113, 1981)
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33361
Record n°33361
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