African Plant Database

Amorphophallus teuszii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme teuszii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme teuszii Engl. (1884)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber unknown; leaf at least 40-60 cm long, produced a short time after flowering; petiole 30-50 cm long, smooth, green; blade c. 40-80 cm Ø; ultimate leaf-lobes 3-8x1-2 cm, lanceolate to ovate, apex 1 cm long; inflorescence 14-43 cm long; peduncle 4-10 cm long, 0,5-1,5 cm Ø, smooth; spathe 9-28 cm long, slightly constricted, base somewhat asymmetric, ovate to cylindric, 3-10x2-4 cm, inside ribbed or not; limb 6-20x4-12 cm, incised, mostly with 3 lobes, outside green, inside blackish to purple; spadix sessile, 10-32 cm long, ± equal to the spathe; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Island in river.
  Very close to A. abyssinicus, and A. mullendersii (but with spadix twice as long as spathe).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 33363
Record n°33363
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