African Plant Database

Culcasia bequaertii De Wild.
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia sapinii De Wild.
=Culcasia seretii De Wild.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing slender herb 1-2 m long; stem 2-4 mm Ø, with tough clasping roots adhering to substrate; new shoots copper-orange; leaf petiole 5,5-13 cm long; blade oblong-elliptic, slightly lanceolate to oblanceolate, sometimes cuneate, 10-20x3-6 cm, decurrent on petiole, apex acuminate 0,7-2,5 cm long, with rather numerous glandular streaks; inflorescences axillary, 1-2 in each sympodium; peduncle 7-13 cm long; spathe bronze-green, 2,5-4 cm long, 0,8-1,4 cm wide, mucronate; spadix white or cream, exceeding spathe at anthesis; berries obovoid, 1-2,2x0,6-1,5 cm, orange to red.
Ecology : Primary rain-forest, in swamp; riverine forest; secondary forests; along water-course; on trees or stones; 1-1000 m alt.
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