African Plant Database

Amorphophallus margretae Ittenb.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 156 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber ± globose to ovoid, 2,5-5,5x6-7 cm with lateral offsets; leaf unknown; inflorescence erect, produced before leaf, c. 80 cm long; peduncle smooth, 50-52 cm long, 0,6-1 cm Ø, with small round spots; spathe 24 cm long, with a shallow constriction or without; tube cylindrical, 8,5-9x3,5-4 cm, purple outside, smooth inside; limb 14,5-15 cm, erect, purple, elongate-triangular, margins wavy; spadix sessile, 28-30 cm long, slightly longer than spathe (in the closely related A. gallaensis spadix ± twice as long as spathe); style 0,6-1 mm long (not 2-3 mm); anther filaments 0,1-0,3 mm long, free or sometimes basally connate but not forming a column; (pollen and) infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Rain-forest, river, in the water (“dans l’eau de la rivière Fulonko”); 900 m alt.
  Known only from the type collected in 1956.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33371
Record n°33371 modified 2013-09-11
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