African Plant Database

Amorphophallus hetterscheidii Ittenb. & Lobin
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 152 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber depressed-globose, 5-10x1,5-6 cm, with short rhizomatous offsets in upper half; leaf to c. 1 m long; petiole to 60 cm long, 1,5 cm Ø, pale green with numerous confluent blackish-brown spots, often with a dark metallic green shimmer; blade 0,6-1 m Ø, very strongly pinnate, rachis narrowly winged, ultimate leaflets elliptic, 5-20x1-6 cm, acuminate, margins undulate; inflorescence to 60-90 cm long, with peduncle 30-50 cm long, 1-1,5 cm Ø, coloured as petiole; spathe erect, 12-30 cm long with a slight constriction; tube 6-15x5-7 cm, outside bright green or cream, base with large confluent dark green spots; limb short, triangular, 6,5-15x4-10 cm, light green below, margins purplish and smooth; spadix sessile, 25-40 cm long; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Rain-forest; forest edges; not rare in the Sibang area, Gabon.
  Closely related to A. angolensis, also A. bequaertii.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33369
Record n°33369
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