African Plant Database

Culcasia simiarum Ntépé-Nyamè
Family : ARACEAE
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb climbing to 3-5 m height; stems branched, c. 1-3 mm Ø, with short clasping roots; leaf petiole 3-7 cm long, canaliculate; sheath thin, reaching < 1/2 of petiole length; blade oblong-elliptic, asymmetric, 9-21,5x3-8,5 cm, narrowed towards base which is cuneate or rounded, not decurrent into petiole, tip acute to 1 cm long; with 5-13 pairs of lateral veins joining near the margin; translucent lines absent or very sparse; inflorescences terminal, 1-2 in a sympodium; peduncle 3-7 cm long; spathe 2-3 cm long, yellowish-green, slightly constricted towards base; spadix stipitate (c. 2 mm), often exserted.
Ecology : Wet forest; 1-200-700 m alt.
  Resembling C. tenuifolia, C. bequaertii. Also near C. annetii (with leaf base truncate).
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Record n°33576
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