1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus xiei H.Li & Z.L.Dao

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (W. Yunnan).

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Tuber dark brown outside, pink inside, depressed globose, 7–8cm high, ca. 16cm in diam., root scars not swollen, without offset development. Leaf solitary; petiole pink at base, green to deep green apically, sometimes with some inconspicuous, paler, rhombic, linear, or irregular spots with a dark center or with scattered very small, dark green dots, 60–80cm, glabrous; leaf blade 60–120cm in diam.; leaflets pale abaxially, green adaxially, elliptic, to ca. 23 × 8cm, apex acuminate; main branching points in leaf blade with an epiphyllar bulbil, these brown, depressed globose to subglobose, to 3 cm in diam. Inflorescence solitary; peduncle colored as petiole, to 18 × 1.3–1.5cm. Spathe almost erect, outside very pale whitish pinkish with scattered punctiform dark brown dots, with purple base, and margin sometimes reddish, inside dark pink, campanulate, ca. 18 × 10cm, base minutely verruculose. Spadix sessile, longer than spathe, 23–24cm; flowers unisexual, naked; female zone cylindric, 4–4.5 × 1.5–2cm, flowers congested; ovary pink to reddish pink, obconic, ca. 3mm high, ca. 2mm in diam., 1loculed; style almost absent; stigma nearly sessile, yellow, strongly depressed, disciform, ca. 0.5mm high, ca. 3mm in diam., wider than ovary, slightly 5- or 6-lobed to irregularly 8lobed; male zone cylindric or slightly obconic, 6.5–7 × 2.6–3.7cm; male flower consisting of 4 or 5 stamens; stamens almost entirely free, ca. 2 × 1.5mm; filaments ca. 1mm; anthers offwhite with a pinkish apex, truncate, ca. 1 mm; pores apical, slightly elongate; appendix off-white or pale pink, fusiformconic, laterally compressed in larger individuals, ca. 11 × 5cm, smooth. Fruit red when mature, ovoid, ca. 1.5cm × 5mm.
    Phenology
    Fl. Apr, fr. May–Nov.
    Habitat
    Forest margins, tropical thickets.
    Vernacular
    xie jun mo yu
    [CATE]
    Use
    This species is cultivated as a food crop in the valleys of the Nanwan and Husa rivers of the Irrawaddy system.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Amorphophallus xiei H.Li & Z.L.Dao appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 16: 240 (2006)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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