African Plant Database

Culcasia longivaginata Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Pflanzenr. (Engler) 297
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Plant with short erect stems, internodes short; leaf petiole c. 6 cm long; blade oblique-lanceolate, asymmetric, 14-20x4-7 cm, with indistinct pellucid dots, base subacute, apex acuminate; peduncle 5 cm long; spathe oblong, obtuse, c. 6x3-4 cm; spadix shortly stipitate. Distinguished from C. striolata by: blade with 5-7 lateral veins joining a marginal vein in upper part, and with a sheath to the base of the blade, glands in dots (c. 1 mm long, not 3-4 mm long); berries 1-2, red-orange.
Ecology : Rain-forest; shady places; humus-bearing soils.
  Described from a plant cultivated at the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, “still alive in 1903”.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°33558 modified 2013-09-11
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