African Plant Database

Arisaema ruwenzoricum N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 143 (1902)
Information on the genus : Arisaema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous herb, to 1,3 m tall, 70 cm wide; tuber subglobose, 2-6 cm Ø; pseudostem to 1 m long, green, purple or red mottled; leaves 1-2, petiole 8-23 cm long; blade pedate; leaflets 5-9, elliptic-obovate, 8-26x2,5-10,5 cm, margins entire or serrulate, ± undulate, apex acuminate, base cuneate; peduncle 14-26 cm long; spathe 16-28 cm long; tube cylindrical, 6-15x1,7-3,5 cm, green with cream or purple stripes outside; limb down-curved, ovate, 10-13x3-5,5 cm, coloured as the tube; tip a green thread 4 cm long; spadix 9-17 cm long; berries subglobose, 0,5-1 cm wide.
Ecology : Bamboo or ericaceous zones in damp shaded sites; sometimes epiphytic amongst moss in tree forks; cultivations; sometimes very common; 1800-3200 m alt.
  Similar to A. mildbraedii (see above.)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33482
Record n°33482
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