African Plant Database

Arisaema mildbraedii Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Arisaema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Arisaema bequaertii De Wild. (1921)
=Arisaema masisiense De Wild. (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous herb to 1,2-2 m tall, 80 cm wide; tuber subglobose, 5 cm Ø; pseudostem 30-45 cm long; leaves 1-2, petiole 15-60 cm long; blade laxly pedate with 7-9 leaflets: central one and 2 laterals to 35x11 cm, margins entire or ± undulate, apex with filiform tip to 8 cm long; peduncle 10-30 cm long; spathe 7-23 cm long; tube 3-9 cm long, 0,8-3 cm Ø, green with cream stripes outside; limb down-curved, lanceolate, 5-16x2-5 cm, green with broad white stripes, apex sometimes flushed purple, tip with a thread 27 cm long; spadix 4-11 cm long; berries subglobose 0,6-1 cm Ø.
Ecology : Humid places; forest in damp shaded sites; bamboo zone; tree plantations; forest edges; open forest with Myrica on old lava; locally common; 1400-2620 m alt.
  Some overlap with A. ruwenzoricum in leaf shape, and A. mildbraedii is perhaps only a subspecies of that species.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 33480
Record n°33480
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