1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus myosuroides 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

    Underground part a very short rhizome, ca. 2 cm long, ca. 1 cm in diam., annually producing some 10-15 offsets, these fusiform, 4 mm long. Leaf solitary; petiole 18-22 cm long, 3-4 mm in diam.; lamina with very short rachises resulting in a subradiate condition, 8-10 cm across, with usually 6 leaflets; leaflets elongate elliptic, 4-5 cm long, 1 cm wide, upper surface green with a distinct broad, pale grey feathering along the midrib, acute. Inflorescences up to 3 per season, appearing alongside the mature leaf, a few weeks after leaf development, each ca. 4 weeks apart; peduncle 16-22 cm long, 2-3 mm in diam.; spathe triangular-ovate, concave, fornicate, 4-5 cm long, 2.5- 3 cm wide, outside white with a pale greenish lower half, inside white, base inside very shallowly verrucate with very few warts, apex acute. Spadix longer than spathe, sessile, 7.5-8.5 cm long; female zone cylindric, 6-9 mm long, 5 mm in diam., flowers more or less congested; sterile zone above female zone naked, 2-4 mm long; male zone elongate cylindric-conic, 2- 2.5 cm long, 4 mm in diam. at the base, 3 mm in diam. at the apex, flowers mostly distant, partly arranged in a spiral; appendix myosuroid, 4.7-5 cm long, 2-2.5 mm in diam., slightly but distinctly sinusoid, surface smooth, off-white, apex sharply acute. Ovary depressed, 2-3-lobed, 2 mm in diam., 1 mm high, unilocular, dirty green with dark purple spots or almost entirely dark purple; style short, 0.5 mm long, 0.5 mm in diam., dark violet-purple; stigma depressed, 0.7 mm in diam., 0.3 mm high, with a central depression, surface verrucate, dark purple. Male flowers consisting of 1-3 stamens; filaments absent; anthers fused within one flower, 1 mm high, 2-3 mm in diam., off-white, pores apical, rounded. Fruiting part slightly elongate, berries congested; berries obovate, truncate, ca. 5 mm long, ca. 4 mm in diam. at the apex, basal part white, upper part pale green, surface striate-verrucate. Seeds globose, ca. 3 mm in diam., pale green. Pollen striate.

    Distribution

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

    First published in Aroideana 29: 65 (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