African Plant Database

Amorphophallus stuhlmannii (Engl.) Engl. & Gehrm.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme stuhlmannii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme stuhlmannii Engl. (1905)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber depressed-globose, 20-30 cm ; leaf 0,6-3,5 m long partially produced during flowering time; petiole 0,5-2,5 (-3) m long, c. 2-4 at base, purple to pinkish with greenish spots or light green with long, dark green or purple dots; blade 0,5-3 m , ultimate leaf-lobes obovate, 9-22x3-8 cm, apex 1,5-2,5 cm long; inflorescence to 2,5 m tall; peduncle 0,2-1,5 m long, 1-3 cm ; spathe 25-60 cm long, little constricted, base cylindric to obovoid, 5,5-11x5,5-7,5 cm, olive- green with whitish mottling outside, inside with filamentous projections to 4 mm long, dull dark purple; limb ovate-triangular, acuminate, 19-34x12-25 cm, with reflexed apex, dark purple inside; spadix sessile, 30-92 cm long, longer than spathe; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Evergreen forest, often on limestone; inselbergs; wooded savanna; rare in open savanna; 0-1400 m alt.
  One of the tallest species in Africa.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 33362
Record n°33362
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