African Plant Database

Amorphophallus impressus Ittenb.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 154 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber flattened, > 13x7 cm; leaf c. 1,2 m long; petiole c. 1 m long, green with purple spots; blade green, c. 1 m Ø, rachis winged; leaflets elongate-ovate, acuminate, margins ± undulate or dentate; inflorescence near ground level, produced before leaf; peduncle 5-10 cm long, brown-green, with or without spots, purplish above; spathe 12-25 cm long, with a strong constriction above the urceolate tube 3,5-10x4-9 cm, cream to flesh-coloured outside with dark green veins and small spots, inside pinkish to purple-reddish brown, with small emergences in lower part, above rough; limb spreading, strongly undulate, elongate-triangular, to 15 cm long, dark green to purplish outside with thick purple veins, pink to purple inside; spadix ± sessile, 18-40 cm long; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Cultivated land; woodland, grassland, on rocks; mountain slopes; riverine forest; on rich sandy soils; 450-900 m alt.
  Near A. lewallei.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 33370
Record n°33370
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