1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus schmidtiae 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, pale brown, 8.S cm in diam., 5 cm high. Petiole smooth, SO cm long, 2.5 cm in diam., uniformly rich purplish red; lamina 100 cm wide, rachises winged distal from the basal branching-points; leaflets elongate elliptic, 3.5-23 cm long, l.5-7 cm wide, long acute, the second inner collective vein strongly developed, upper surface rich dark green. Peduncle as petiole, 38-40 cm long, 1 cm in diam.; spathe triangular ovate, 13.5 cm long, 10 cm wide, erect, outside whitish with a pale purplish flush in the basal half, inside white, base inside near smooth, apex acute. Spadix shorter than spathe, 8 cm long; female zone cylindric, 1 cm long, l.2 cm in diam., flowers congested; male zone subcylindric, 2.7 cm long, l.3 cm in diam. at the base, l.1 cm at the apex, flowers congested; appendix elongate conical, 4.3 cm long, l.1 cm in diam., smooth, obtuse, off-white. Ovary elongate, angulate, 1.5 mm long, 2 mm in diam., pale or mid green, upper part truncate, unilocular; style 1 mm long, 0.6 mm in diam., pale green; stigma depressed or slightly hemispheric, entire, 1 mm in diam., 0.8 mm high, strongly echinate, dirty whitish. Male flowers consisting of 3-5 stamens; stamens 3.5 mm long; filaments 2 mm long, partly fused, off-white; anthers 1.5 mm long, 1 mm in diam., truncate, off-white, connective large, pale green, pores lateral. Pollen striate.

    Distribution

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

    First published in Aroideana 29: 73 (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