African Plant Database

Culcasia caudata Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped. (1907-1908), Bot.
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems slender, creeping and rooting, internodes 4-5 cm long, 2 mm Ø, longitudinally furrowed; leaf petiole 5-6 cm long; blade elongate-lanceolate, 12-15x2,5-3 cm, slightly asymmetric, caudate-acuminate, tip with acumen 2 cm long; peduncle c. 5 cm long; spathe ovate, shell-shaped, 2 cm long, 1,5 cm wide, white; spadix longer than spathe, 2,5 cm long, 5 mm Ø.
Ecology : High forest, at base of tree trunk.
  Resembling C. lancifolia (= C. scandens) but internodes longer, petioles longer, blade long-acuminate, spathe broadly ovoid.
  Known only from the type (Mildbraed 3138) collected in 1908.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
no map available
Record n°33546 modified 2013-12-17
Feedback about this record