African Plant Database

Amorphophallus richardsiae Ittenb.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Willdenowia 27: 157 (1997)
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber and leaf unknown; inflorescence produced before leaf, to 40 cm long; peduncle 12-15 cm long, greenish with numerous confluent elongate to ovate, small, dark green to brown spots; spathe 16-24 cm long, constricted, base asymmetric, ovoid to triangular, 5-8x4-6 cm, brownish-green outside at base higher up becoming green, veins brownish to bright purple, densely covered with round dark greenish and brownish spots; limb open, erect-oblique, 10-17 cm long, outside dirty green with lilac veins, inside brown-purple, margins wavy; spadix sessile, 21-27 cm long, equal or up to 6 cm longer than spathe; ovary 2-3-locular; infrutescence unknown.
Ecology : Grassland, bushland, on red soils; 1200-1500 m alt.
  Closely related to A. mossambicensis, but pollen exine different, and spadix appendix 14-20 cm long – longer than spathe; also ovary distinct.
  Known from only 3 specimens.
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carte afrique num 33372
Record n°33372
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