African Plant Database

Culcasia striolata Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 417 (1899) 
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Culcasia engleriana A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect terrestrial herb with stout hairy stilt roots; stem 35-40 cm tall, very rarely to 1 m, 5 mm Ø; leaves crowded in a bunch at top of stems; petiole 2,9-5,5 cm long, channelled; blade oblanceolate, 8,5-25x4-8 cm, with numerous prominent translucent lines 1-3 mm long, base attenuate, apex oblique and acuminate; 2 lines of parallel submarginal nerves near mid leaf and finer reticulate veins between the main laterals; inflorescence solitary, terminal; peduncle 1,5-2 cm long; spathe subovoid-elliptic, 2,5-3,5 cm long, green or pale yellow-green; spadix shorter than spathe, stipe 5-6 mm long; berries 1-8, orange or red, 2-3 cm Ø.
Ecology : Evergreen forest, sometimes swampy, common, on forest floor; dense humid forest on humus-bearing soil; forest gallery; secondary forest with Terminalia superba; forest with Triplochiton scleroxylon; forest with Uapaca guineensis; 1-1250 m alt.
  Many specimes cited by Hepper in Fl. W. Trop. Afr., ed. 2, 3/1: 124, 1968, do not belong to C. striolata according to Ntépé-Nyamè, e.g., Scott Elliot 5293 and Baldwin 9811 (Guinea, also in Lisowski, Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 382, 2009).
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