African Plant Database

Culcasia dinklagei Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 418 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia pynaertii De Wild.
=*Culcasia striolata auct. sensu Hepper
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber or erect herb on stilt roots ± pubescent; stems often rhizomatous, 15-60 cm long; leaf petiole 2-9,5 cm long; blade 12-36x4-18 cm, oblanceolate to obovate, asymmetrical, broadest in the upper half, base narrowed to obtuse-rounded, with transparent lines; inflorescences 1-2 in each sympodium; peduncle 2-7 cm long, pendulous in fruit; spathe light green or yellowish, 2-4,5 cm long; berries orange or red, globose or ± lobed, 1,5-2,5 cm.
Ecology : Riverine- ,humid- or swampy forests; terra firma mixed species forest; Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forest; 1-950 m alt.
  Near C. mannii.
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Record n°33548
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