1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus sinuatus Hett. & V.D.Nguyen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Vietnam.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description

    Tuber elongate, to 20 cm long, 2-3 cm in diam. at the top, tapering to the base, not branching. Petiole 17 cm long, 4 mm in diam., uniformly pale green; lamina 45 cm in diam., rachises unwinged; leaflets elongate elliptic, 19 cm long, 7 cm in diam., acuminate, upper surface dull green, lower surface glossy green. Peduncle smooth, pale green all over, 10 cm long, 0.5 cm in diam., almost entirely hidden by longest cataphyll. Spathe broadly triangular, 3 cm long, 3.5 cm in diam., limb and base not differentiated, top obtuse, outside uniformly pale green, veins slightly darker, inside as outside, slightly paler, base slightly darker, base within with scattered, shallow, whitish-greenish, punctiform warts. Spadix sessile, distinctly longer than spathe, male part reaching well beyond the spathe, 11 cm long; female zone cylindric, 1 cm long, 0.8 cm in diam., flowers congested or slightly distant; male zone cylindric, 4 cm long, 0.7 cm in diam., flowers congested, the lower ones slightly distant, sometimes adjacent flowers in the same spiral fused, in the upper regions of the zone individual flowers hardly recognizable, only as individual stamens; appendix elongate cylindric-conical, 6 cm long, 0.8 cm in diam at the base, 0.4 mm in diam. near the top, tapering, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, smooth, very pale green, top more or less obtuse, emitting a powerful stench of oligolmethyl-oligosulphides. Ovaries obconical, top strongly truncated, the base sunken in the spadix-axis, 2 mm in diam., 1 mm high, bright pale green, unilocular; style thick, short, 0.2-0.4 mm long, 0.8 mm in diam., pale green; stigma large, depressed, shallowly three-lobed, 1.5 mm in diam, 0.8 mm high, lobes broadly obtuse, surface scabrate, white. Male flowers consisting of 3-6 stamens (excl. laterally fused flowers); stamens 1 mm high, 0.8-1.2 mm in diam., rectangular or irregularly angulate in upper view, truncated; filaments 0.5 mm long, fused, off-white; anthers 0.5 mm long, off-white, pores of the thecae opening to one central pore at anthesis, rupturing the connective, connective produced, short conical.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Vietnam

    Amorphophallus sinuatus Hett. & V.D.Nguyen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 26: 115 (2003)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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