African Plant Database

Anchomanes abbreviatus Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36: 237 (1905)
Information on the genus : Anchomanes
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tuber globose to subcylindric, vertical, 1-5 cm , roots thick, fleshy; leaf petiole 0,25-1,2 m long, 1 cm or more , green to reddish-green, greenish spotted, with greenish-cream prickles 1-5 mm long; blade 1,2-1,8 m , dark glossy green; ultimate leaf-lobes 9-16x2-10 cm; peduncle c. 30-90 cm long, with prickles; spathe broadly-ovate to subcircular, 5-13x2-8 cm, light green, tip cuspidate; spadix cylindric, 3-8 cm long, 0,8-2 cm ; berries ellipsoid, 2,2-2,7x1,6 cm.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; dense deciduous woodland to open Brachystegia woodland; 0-800 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 33487
Record n°33487 modified 2013-12-17
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