African Plant Database


Culcasia falcifolia Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 418 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Culcasia
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia scandens f. ovatifolia Engl.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Ground-creeping or climbing herb 1-9-(20) m long, with short clasping roots at and below nodes; stems ± tuberculate; leaf petiole 6-17,5 cm long; blade 5,5-31x3,5-10,5 cm, obliquely ovate to lanceolate, sometimes falcate, apex acuminate, base rounded to cuneate, rarely emarginate, primary lateral veins long-arcuate usually running into margin, with linear pellucid glands; inflorescences 1-4 in each sympodium, usually 2-3 together, on peduncles 4,5-16 cm long; spathe 2,5-5 cm long, greenish-white with white, green or yellow or orange tinges; spadix about same length as spathe, pistillate part usually sessile or subsessile; berries obovoid to nearly globose, to 1,7-1,1 cm Ø, (orange-)red.
Ecology : Damp evergreen forest in shade; riverine and swamp forests; marshy forest edges; rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum sauveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea; 20-2135 m alt. – Locally common but not always flowering.
  Near C. orientalis.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1985). Flora of Tropical East Africa Araceae: 18
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 698 (2006).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 33537
 
Record n°33537
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