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Culcasia scandens P. Beauv.
Protologue : Fl. Oware 6 (1803) 
Informations sur le genre : Culcasia
 
 
Statut
Statut pour TA : accepté (présent)
 
Synonyme(s) homotypique(s)
 Denhamia scandens (P. Beauv.) Schott
 
Synonyme(s) hétérotypique(s)
=Culcasia gracilis N.E. Br. (1902)
=Culcasia lancifolia N.E. Br. (1902)
=Culcasia tepoensis A. Chev. ex Knecht
 
Ecologie et distribution
Afr. Trop.
Biologie : Epiphytic slender climbing herb to 1,25 m long; stems wiry, 2-3 mm Ø, producing numerous short clasping roots; leaves variable in size and shape, some rounded or slightly cordate at base; petiole 2,5-6,5 cm long; sheath spreading, terminating c. 5 mm below the blade; blade broadly elliptic, asymmetrical, 10-17x5-8 cm, translucent lines very short; base cuneate or slightly rounded not decurrent into petiole, but with a tiny interruption between upper surface midrib and upper surface petiole; tip of blade acute and hardly acuminate; peduncles 1-2, 3-6 cm long; spathe 2,5-3,5 cm long, greenish; spadix included in spathe, with an appendix; berries scarlet red.
Ecologie : Closed forest; sometimes common on oil palms; on cocoa trees; ? -180-600 m alt.
  Near C. parviflora (with smaller leaves with broadly ovate to cordate leaves). C. piperoides is a distinct species according to Knecht 1983: 206.
  The type specimen of C. scandens P. Beauv. has been studied on several occasions, and the use of the name is problematic (e.g. Hepper in Kew Bull. 21: 315-326, 1967; Letouzey in Taxon 30: 794-799, 1981; Ntépé-Nyamè in Fl. Cameroun 31: 88-90, 1988).

Bibliographie pour l'Afrique Tropicale :
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 74
 
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