African Plant Database

Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill. subsp. albomaculata
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Zantedeschia
Basionym : Richardia albomaculata Hook.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Richardia albomaculata Hook.
 Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Seasonally dormant perennial herb; tuber depressed-globose, 3-7 cm ; leaves 2-6, basal; petiole 18,5-75 cm long, 0,4-1,4 cm ; blade hastate-sagittate; anterior lobe triangular-lanceolate, 10-40x5-9 cm, irregularly spotted with small white-diaphanous necrotic areas, or immaculate; posterior lobes 3-12x1,5-3,5 cm; inflorescence appearing with leaves; peduncle 11-80 cm long, 0,4-1,4 cm ; spathe convolute, 6-12 cm long; tube obconic, 5x2-3,5 cm, inside lemon to greenish-yellow; limb long acuminate, 4-8x5-8 cm, cream-yellow to green-yellow outside and inside, usually with a dark maroon patch at base inside; spadix 2,8-6,5 cm long, female zone lacking staminodes, greenish; berries 1-1,8 cm , green.
Ecology : River sides, islets in river bed; swamps; gallery with Syzygium cordatum, soil flooded by 30 cm deep water; wet spongy places; also among rocks on grassy hillsides; forest margins; 1100-1800 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho. Introduced in N Nigeria.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 1: t.10 (1921).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 4: t.141 (1924).
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 19: t.735 (1939).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
carte afrique num 33399
Record n°33399
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