African Plant Database

Arisaema schimperianum Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bonplandia 7: 27 (1859) 
Information on the genus : Arisaema
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Deciduous herb to 2 m tall, 70 cm wide; tuber subglobose, 2-5 cm Ø or more; pseudostem 75 cm long or more; leaves 1-3; petiole 5-40 cm long; blade radiate; leaflets 5-15 elliptic, to 27x9 cm, margins irregularly serrate to nearly entire, apex acute, base cuneate; peduncle 9-35 cm long; spathe 8-31 cm long; tube cylindrical, hardly restricted at mouth, 3-12x0,8-3 cm, green with longitudinal, white or yellow stripes outside; limb down-curved, 5-21,5x1-5 cm green with longitudinal, white stripes, rarely purple; spathe tip acuminate, sometimes ending in a very long tail; spadix 3,8-12,8 cm long; berries subglobose, green with yellowish when immature, scarlet when ripe, 5-8 mm Ø.
Ecology : Open forests; thicket margins; on steep slopes in evergreen bushland; roadsides; stream banks; hill tops; Podocarpus latifolius forest; rocky outcrops; rarely epiphytic; sometimes persistent in open grassland after tree clearance; 1800-2820 m alt.
  Has been confused with A. enneaphyllum.

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 Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33483
Record n°33483
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