African Plant Database

Culcasia insulana N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8(1): 175 (1901)
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia tubulifera Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb, to 1-5 m long; stems smooth, 3-5 mm Ø; leaf petiole 5,5-10 cm long; blade 10-18x3-6 cm, lanceolate, ± arcuate-asymmetric, rarely oblong-asymmetric, without transparent line, base broadly narrowed, more rarely wedge-shaped-obtuse, apex with acumen 1-1,5 cm long; inflorescences terminal, 1-2 in each sympodium, peduncle 3-5 cm long; spathe 2-3 cm long, acuminate; spadix enclosed, clavate; berries ovoid.
Ecology : Forests; 1150-1750 m alt.
  Resembling C. ekongoloi (with verrucose stems). Near C. obliquifolia.
  Engler in Pflanzenreich 4/23 B: 304, 1905, discussed the possibility to treat C. insulana together with C. lancifolia, C. tenuifolia, C. tubulifera as subspecies of C. scandens (cf. Taxon 30: 799, 1981).
  Bioko/Fernando Poo. Poorly recorded in Zaire. Perhaps also present in Centr. Afric. Rep.
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carte afrique num 33553
Record n°33553
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