1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus amygdaloides Hett. & Sizemore

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Thailand.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Thailand. Endemic

    General Description

    Tuber depressed globose, 5–13 × 3–8 cm, seasonally producing a few thick, fusiform offsets, these easily detaching from the main tuber, 1–7 × 1–3.5 cm; petiole to 80 × 2.5 cm, smooth, mid to pale green with many circular or elliptic paler spots; leaf blade ca 120 cm diam., rachises winged distally from the basal branchings; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, to 18 × 6 cm, mid-green adaxially. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; peduncle 47–50 × 1.2 cm, appearance as petiole; spathe elliptic, 21–24 × 20 cm, strongly concave, hooded, acute, base coriaceous, shortly convolute, exterior pale green with whitish green spots, interior uniformly whitish green but for a very small pinkish zone at the base, base within smooth; spadix shorter than spathe, 15 cm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–1 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 2 × 2 cm, flowers congested; ovaries depressed, mostly quandrangular in outline, 2 × 2.5 mm, apex truncate, whitish green, bilocular; style 1 mm long, 1.3 mm in diam., whitish green; stigma hemispherical, elliptic in outline, 1 mm long, 2–3 mm in diam., shallowly or more distinctly bi- or trilobed, lobes obtuse, surface verruculate, pale yellow; sterile interstice between staminate and pistillate flower zones short, slightly fusiform, 1–1.5 × 2.2–2.5 cm, entirely covered with congested staminodes; staminodes thick cylindrical, 2.5–3 mm long, 3–4 mm, angular, apex slightly hemispherical, smooth, creamy white; staminate flower zone cylindrical, apex slightly truncate, 3–4 × 2 cm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 4–5-androus; stamens 3 mm long; filaments 1 mm long, partly or entirely connate, creamy white; appendix fusiform-conical, 7–8 × 2.7–3 cm, sometimes laterally compressed, base constricted, apex subacute, surface smooth, creamy white. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    Not recorded.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus amygdaloides Hett. & Sizemore appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Blumea 46: 253 (2001)

    Accepted by

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • 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.

    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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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