1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus saururus Hett.

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    North Eastern Thailand: Loei. Endemic.

    General Description

    Tuber shortly elongate, ca.10 × 2.5 cm, often irregularly branched when mature. Leaf solitary; petiole smooth, 13–50 cm × 5–15 mm, uniformly green, yellowish, or reddish brown; leaf blade moderately or highly dissected, 16–90 cm diam.; leaflets obovate to broadly elliptic, 2–15 × 1–6 cm, acute-acuminate, base decurrent, adaxially very dark green to blackish green, margin bright pink, main vein pale yellowish, abaxially greyish green with dark green venation. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; peduncle appearance as petiole, 3–40 cm × 4–12 mm; spathe erect, rather concave, 4–10.5 × 2–7 cm, base convolute, limb constricted at the base, margins involute, apex hooded, acute, exterior base pale green with thin brown veins, limb off-white, veins paler towards the apex, margin with a faint pinkish hue, interior similar, base within sparingly or densely clothed with fleshy, inconspicuous or shortly elongate warts with thickened and irregularly scabrate apical parts; spadix sessile longer to much longer than spathe, 8–20 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 3–10 × 6–11 mm, flowers congested or distant; ovaries depressed, rhombic or rounded in cross-section, 3 × 2 mm high, pale greyish brown; style pale greyish brown with a few pinkish longitudinal stripes, 3–4 × ca 0.8 mm, slightly obconical, mostly parallel to the spadix-axis but the apex curved outward towards the spathe; stigma depressed, 0.7–1.5 × ca 0.5 mm high, with a shallow, radiating central depression, shallowly 5– or 6-lobed, occasionally nearly entire, dirty yellowish white, surface minutely scabrate; staminate flower zone elongate conical, 2–7 cm × 4–14 mm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 2–4-androus, white or yellowish, pale brownish around the pores and in the groove; appendix myosuroid, 4–12 cm × 3–10 mm, erect, sigmoid, acute, slightly narrowed to the base, with irregular, shallow depressions. Fruit lageniform, to 1 cm × 5 mm, ripening white.

    Habitat

    Not recorded.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus saururus Hett. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Blumea 46: 268 (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