African Plant Database

Culcasia liberica N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 37: 115 (1905)
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Culcasia barombensis auct. sensu Aké Assi
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb, stems stout, 0,5-1 cm Ø or more; leaf blade elliptic, 16-26x7-10 cm, apex acuminate, base overlapping the apex of the petiole (thereby making it slightly peltate); with numerous lateral nerves arising at nearly right angles to the midrib; peduncles to 8 together, 4-6 cm long; spathe 3-3,5 cm long, greenish-white, spadix slightly longer; bracts several, to 5 cm long; berries green.
Ecology : Forest, on Tarrietia utilis bole; sometimes common; 450 m alt.
  Near C. scandens.
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Record n°33557
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