1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Culcasia P.Beauv.
      1. Culcasia dinklagei Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    Plant erect on ± pubescent stilt roots, stem often rhizomatous, 15 - 60 cm; Internodes short, 1-1.5 cm. LEAVES: Petiole 2-9.5 cm, sheathed for half or more than 2/3 its length; Sheath very broad, striate longitudinally, almost enclosing in the stem and ending abruptly in 2 more or less long auricles; Blade 12-36 x 4-18 cm, oblanceolate to obovate, assymetric, narrowed towards the base, acute to obtuse-rounded, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate excavated; 7-15 pairs of primary veins arcuate ascending; network of veins and veinlets strongly anastomosing on the lower surface; long translucent glandular lines in the parenchyma, arcuate ascending. INFLORESCENCES solitary or in twos; Peduncle 2-7 cm, becoming pendent in fruit; spathe green or yellowish, slowly decomposing to fibres. 2-4.5 cm; Female flowers pink; Stigma depressed, nipple-like, striate radially; ovary subglobose, bilocular; ovules campylotropous, axillary. INFRUCTESCENCES: Berries orange or red, globose or more ao less lobes, 15-25 mm.
    Distribution
    Forest zones, from Guinea to Congo; Common in Gabon and Cameroon where this species occurs generally in riparian forest zones (Kribi, Loldorf, Yabassi, Douala, Sangmélima, Abong, Mbang, Bertoua, Batouri, Yokadouma), in shaded, humid understorey or swamps.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Zaïre

    Culcasia dinklagei Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [5397], Cameroon K000437961
    Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [11262], Cameroon K000339216
    Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [11168], Cameroon K000339223
    Mar 1, 2019 Harris, D.J. [3677], Cameroon K000437915
    Mar 1, 2019 Wheatley, J.I. [699], Cameroon K000437949
    Mar 1, 2019 Cable, S. [578], Cameroon K000437917
    Mar 1, 2019 Cable, S. [1431], Cameroon K000437942
    Mar 1, 2019 Harvey, Y.B. [174], Cameroon K000339217
    Mar 1, 2019 Watts, J. [755], Cameroon K000437916
    Mar 1, 2019 Khayota, B. [461], Cameroon K000437965
    Mar 1, 2019 Khayota, B. [483], Cameroon K000437966
    Mar 1, 2019 Akogo, M. [54], Cameroon K000437950
    Mar 1, 2019 Akogo, M. [15], Cameroon K000437953
    Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [899], Cameroon K000437947
    Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [459], Cameroon K000437951
    Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [977], Cameroon K000437952
    Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1037], Cameroon K000437954
    Mar 1, 2019 Mbani, J. M. [62], Cameroon K000437948
    Mar 1, 2019 von Rege, I. [34], Cameroon K000437955
    Mar 1, 2019 von Rege, I. [19], Cameroon K000437962
    Mar 1, 2019 Nkeng, P. [33], Cameroon K000437963
    Jun 1, 1997 Cable, S. [2171], Cameroon K000542379
    Jun 1, 1997 Schoenenberger, J. [207], Cameroon K000542380
    Jan 1, 1995 Sonké, B. [1065], Cameroon K000437944
    Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [1178], Cameroon K000437943
    Jan 1, 1994 Sonké, B. [1148], Cameroon K000381286
    Ekema, N. [908], Cameroon K000437945

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 418 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0