African Plant Database

Culcasia obliquifolia Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 418 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb to 1,5-2 m, often on stilt roots from dropper roots to 1,1 m high; stem thick, 3-5 mm, verrucose; leaf petiole 11-17 cm long, canaliculate; blade ovate-triangular, 16,5-28,5x8,5-13 cm, oblique, mottled yellow-green to dark-green when fresh, apex acuminate, base acute to decurrent; inflorescences terminal, 1-3 in a sympodium, included in large persistent bracts, 5-6 cm long; peduncle 4-6 cm long, recurved in fruit; spathe green, 2,5-5 cm long; berries dark green, ovoid, to 2 cm long.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; 1-600(-1800) m alt.
  Near C. insulana.
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