African Plant Database


Arisaema enneaphyllum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 352 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Arisaema
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb deciduous, to 1,2 m tall, 50 cm wide; tuber subglobose, 8 cm Ø; pseudostem c. 0,75 m long; leaves 1-2; petiole 7-25 cm long; blade radiate; leaflets 5-12, all arising from the same point, elliptic to obovate, 6-19x1,5-6,5 cm, margins irregularly serrate or entire, apex acute, base cuneate; peduncle 11-24 cm long; spathe-tube 3,5-7,5x2,3-3,5 cm, green, constricted near mouth; limb, 6-17x3-6 cm, downcurved, white outside, white-green striped inside, tip acuminate; spadix 4,3-8,6 cm long, 0,4-1,5 cm Ø; berries subglobose, 1x0,7 cm.
Ecology : Grassy road banks in Erica arborea scrub; rocky slopes; thicket margins; under shade; forest margins; near clearings; bracken area; bamboo zone; open Rapanea, Hagenia, Dombeya torrida forest; closed forest; 2250-3100 m alt.
  Confused with A. schimperiana, often growing in the same localities. A. enneaphyllum has a slight constriction at mouth of spathe-tube, not found in A. schimperianum.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
 
Map
carte afrique num 33478
 
Record n°33478
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