African Plant Database

Culcasia parviflora N.E. Br.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 176 (1902)
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia piperoides A. Chev. (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing herb; stems thin, 1-2 mm Ø, often ramose, to 1-10 m long; leaves directed downwards and lying flat back of the support; leaf petiole 2-5 cm long, canaliculate, sheath nearly as long and wing-like; blade nearly 5 times as long as petiole, lanceolate or cordiform, to 21 cm long, 1,2-8 cm wide, base cordate to subtruncate, apex falciform; inflorescences terminal, rarely axillary, 1-4 in each sympodium; peduncle curved, 0,5-3 cm long (6 cm in fruit); spathe yellowish-green, 1,2-2,5 cm long; spadix short-stipitate; berries ovoid, 5-6 mm long, red.
Ecology : Evergreen forest; under shade in humid undergrowth in plains or on hilly ground; sometimes common; 1-1200 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°33564 modified 2007-04-02
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