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

        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 more or less globose, 3 cm long, 3 cm in diam., pale brown, no offset development. Leaf solitary; petiole, 25 cm long, 6 mm in diam., uniformly deep rich burgundy red, longitudinally ridged, ridges with shallow elevations making the petiole feel slightly rough; lamina moderately dissected, 32 cm across, rachises winged from the basal branchings; leaflets elliptic to elongate elliptic, 2-14 cm long, 1.4-4 cm wide, acuminate, slightly leathery, upper surface dark green to blackish green, glossy, lower surface paler. Peduncle as petiole, 25-30 cm long, 3-8 mm in diam.; spathe triangular-ovate, 7.5-9 cm long, 3.5-4· cm wide, erect, acute, outside basal part purplish with darker venation, upper part whitish with purplish venation, inside base pale green with a distal purple zone or entirely dark purple, limb whitish, base inside moderately to strongly verrucate, warts shallowly elevated. Spadix shorter than spathe, sessile, 4.8-6.5 cm long; female zone cylindric, 1-1.5 cm long, 0.7-0.8 cm in diam., flowers congested; male zone subcylindric, slightly widening to the apex, 2.7-3.4 cm long, 0.7-0.9 cm in diam., flowers congested; appendix short-conical, 1.4-1.9 cm long, 0.7-0.8 cm in diam., smooth, obtuse, white. Ovary obconical, depressed, upper part strongly truncate, 2 mm in diam., 1.5 cm high, green or pale green, unilocular; style nearly absent, 0.5 mm long, 1 mm in diam., pale green or pale purple; stigma depressed, entire, 1.5 cm in diam., 1 mm high, verrucate. Male flowers consisting of 4-5 stamens; stamens 1 mm long; filaments 0.1-0.2 mm long, connate; anthers 0.8 mm long, 1 mm in diam, pores apical, fusing to form a common large pore per theca at male anthesis. Fruiting part short-elongate, berries congested; berry ovate, truncate, white, then turning pinkish purple and finally blue. Pollen striate.

    Distribution

    Amorphophallus gallowayi Hett. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 29: 57 (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