1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus croatii Hett. & A.Galloway

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Only known from the type locality.

    General Description

    Tuber depressed-globose, 6 cm in diam., 4 cm high, no offset development. Petiole 35-50 cm long, to 2 cm in diam., smooth, background a very fine pattern of tiny pale and dark green spots, with superimposed scattered larger, irregular, pale whitish green spots, the junction of petiole to the rachises of the lamina occasionally swelling to form an intercalary bulbil; lamina highly dissected, 60 cm wide, rachises winged distal from the basal branching points; leaflets elongate-elliptic, 4-16 cm long, 2-5.5 cm wide, acuminate, upper surface glossy green. Inflorescence solitary, after a very short leafless dormancy period; peduncle as petiole but considerably thinner, 35-40 cm long, ca. 5 mm in diam.; spathe ovate, 10-13 cm long, 7-8 cm wide, outside pale green, margins whitish green, inside pale green, base inside ridged-verrucate, apex broadly acute. Spadix slightly shorter than or equaling the spathe, sessile; female zone subcylindric, slightly wider at the apex, 1.4-1.5 cm long, 1-1.1 cm in diam., flowers congested; male zone subcylindric, slightly widening at the apex, 1.7-1.9 cm long, 1.2-1.3 cm in diam., flowers congested; appendix more or less cylindric-fusiform, 6.5- 6.7 cm long, 1.5- 2 cm in diam., obtuse, smooth, white. Ovary depressed, 3 mm in diam., 1.5 mm high, green, bilocular; style 1-1.2 mm long, 1 mm in diam., pale green; stigma depressed, 1.5 mm in diam., 0.5 mm high, entire with or without a very small central depression, verrucate, pale yellowish. Male flowers consisting of 3-4 stamens; stamens 1.5 mm long; filaments 0.5 mm long, fused entirely, w hite; anthers 1 mm long, 1-1.5 mm in cliam., white, pores apical, oval. Pollen psilate.

    Distribution

    Amorphophallus croatii Hett. & A.Galloway appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 29: 53 (2006)

    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