African Plant Database

Amorphophallus baumannii (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Amorphophallus
Basionym : Hydrosme baumannii Engl.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrosme baumannii Engl. (1899)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Amorphophallus flavovirens N.E. Br. (1902)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber 3-15 cm Ø; leaf produced some days after emergence of the inflorescence, 0,3-1,2 m tall; petiole 0,2-1 m long, light green with purple dots; blade 18-70 cm Ø, segments oblong-lanceolate, cuspidate-acuminate, decurrent on the rachis, 10-12x3-4 cm, with numerous looping parallel nerves; inflorescence to over 1 m tall; spathe pale yellowish-green, sometimes tinged with dark red, 3,5-20 cm long, broadly elliptic; spadix 13-40 cm long, yellow or flushed with dark red; berries rounded, 1x1 cm, (red-)orange.
Ecology : Deep rich soil in savanna; plantations; shady places; wooded places; stony ground; forest gallery; river valleys; humid hollows; 300-500 m alt.
  In Senegal ? – confusion possible with A. consimilis; uncertain in Ivory Coast; Centr. Afric. Rep. ?
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:30 (2012)
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    carte afrique num 33377
    Record n°33377
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