African Plant Database

Amorphophallus canaliculatus Ittenb., Hett. & Lobin
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 150 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber subglobose, brown, 12x8 cm; leaf 0,6-1 m long; petiole 40-70 cm long, 1,5-2,5 cm Ø, dark purplish-brown with blackish-purplish spots; blade to 50-60 cm Ø, terminal leaflets elongate-ovate, 9-12x3 cm, tips 1,5 cm long; inflorescence developing before leaf, c. 70-75 cm long; peduncle 4-30 cm long, brownish to purple with few small dark green to blackish spots; spathe urceolate, 20-30 cm long, constricted between a wide, asymmetrical ovoid tube and a spreading triangular limb; tube 8,5-12x9-12 cm, greyish-green with a purple flush, with dark brown to dark green scattered spots and purple veins, with hair-like emergences at base of spathe tube; limb spreading at an angle of c. 120°, 10-18 cm long; spadix sessile, grooved at base, 60-70 cm long; fruit unknown.
Ecology : Slope of inselberg; 700-800 m alt.
  Most similar to A. zenkeri.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33368
Record n°33368
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