African Plant Database

Culcasia tenuifolia Engl.
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 447 (1892)
Information on the genus : Culcasia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Culcasia kasaiensis De Wild. (1922)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climbing or epiphytic herb to 3 m; stems smooth; leaf petiole 5-12 cm long, broadly sheathed to ± base of lamina; blade oblong to oblong-elliptic, 9-22,5x3,5-12 cm, somewhat asymmetric, pellucid lines inconspicuous few or rather numerous, intramarginal nerve conspicuously looped, base shortly cuneate and decurrent into petiole, apex somewhat asymmetric and abruptly acuminate; inflorescences terminal, 1-4 in each sympodium; peduncle 1,5-6 cm long; spathe 2-8 cm long, pale green or yellowish; spadix white, slightly exserted; berries obovoid, 1-2x0,5-1 cm, orange or red, base acute or ellipsoid.
Ecology : Riverine forest; hilly forest; primary rain-forest; on fallen Strombosia; 1-500 m alt.
  Resembling C. scandens. Engler (Pflanzenreich 4/23 B: 304, 1905) considered this plant as possibly a subspecies of C. scandens.
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