African Plant Database

Amorphophallus barthlottii Ittenb. & Lobin
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 147 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Amorphophallus staudtii auct. sensu Barthlott & Bogner, non (Engl.) N.E.Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber ± globose, 2-4x1,5-3 cm; leaf unknown; cataphylls 3, 4-13 cm long, the inner one longer than the peduncle; inflorescence with peduncle 5-9 cm long, smooth, half of it subterranean; spathe erect, like a conical bag, 7-9 cm long, 3,5-4 cm Ø, with a shallow constriction between tube and limb; tube oblong-triangular, 3,5-5,5 cm long, 2,5-3,5 cm Ø, outside whitish to dirty pinkish or greenish, inside purple to purplish-brown, with very short hair-like emergences; limb erect, 3-4 cm long, triangular-acute, both surfaces whitish to dirty pinkish, margin smooth to undulate; spadix 8-13 cm long, slightly longer than spathe; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Very humid Neosloetiopisis, Plagiosiphon forest on alluvial sedimentation of river; c. 100 m alt.
  Certainly the smallest of the African Amorphophallus. Near A. staudtii, A. zenkeri.
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carte afrique num 33366
Record n°33366
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