African Plant Database

Typhonodorum lindleyanum Schott
Family : ARACEAE
Protologue : Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 7: 69-70 (1857)
Information on the genus : Typhonodorum
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Arodendron engleri Werth (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb to 4 m tall with banana-like pseudostem to 30 cm thick at base or more; leaf petiole to 3 m long or more, upper part green, lower part a very broad convolute sheath forming a false stem, whitish-pink, striped and spotted purplish-black; blade triangular in outline, to 1,4 m x 85 cm, sagittate, apex acute, basal lobes separated by triangular sinus; apical, exserted portion of peduncle 25-50 cm long, 4 cm Ø; spathe 50-80 cm long; basal tube yellowish-green outside, becoming inflated and darker green after flowering, inside white to pink, c. 1/3 the length of the expanded cream-yellow acuminate limb; spadix to 55 cm long, with sterile horn-like appendix c. 20 cm long; berries borne in subcylindric, pendent infrutescence enclosed in persistent spathe tube, compressed-obovoid(-globose), bright yellow, c. 4 cm Ø.
Ecology : In pure stands in fresh water swamps; near sea-level.
  Madagascar, Comores, Mascarenes.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Emergent Aquatic; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Mangrove, Freshwater Wetland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Africa,
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 33601
Record n°33601
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