1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus tuberculatus Hett. & V.D.Nguyen

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Only known from the type locality.

    General Description

    Tuber depressed globose, ca. 10 cm in diam., ca. 8 cm high, densely covered with thick, short elongate protrusions, not associated with root-scars. Petiole 50 cm long, 2.5 cm in diam. smooth, somewhat succulent, pale brown with faint, elliptical, paler spots; lamina 120 cm in diam., highly dissected, rachises winged distal from the basal branchings, most proximal supernumerary leaflets very short petiolulate; leaflets closely set, elliptical to elongate elliptical, 3-25 cm long, 1.5-7 cm in diam., acuminate. Inflorescence appearing during leaf breakdown and maturing shortly after that; longest cataphyll 17 cm long, pale pink and white; peduncle 20 cm long, 1.8 cm in diam. smooth, dark purplish brown with scattered greyish brown, elliptical spots; spathe broader than long, triangular-ovate, 9 cm long, 13 cm in diam., strongly convolute, limb and base not separated, margin slightly revolute, apex acute, outside white with pale pinkish flushed veins and a pinkish flush near the base, inside white, base inside smooth; spadix sessile, longer than spathe, 15.5 cm long; female zone subcylindric, dorsiventrally compressed, apex slightly expanded, 3 cm long, 2.3 x 1.8 cm in diam., at the base, 2.5 x 1.6 cm in diam. at the apex, flowers congested or contiguous; male zone urceolate, strongly dorsi ventrally compressed, apex slightly dilated, base constricted, 3 cm long, 2.5 x 2.2 cm in diameter at the base, 4.3 x 2.5 cm in diam. close to the apex, flowers congested; appendix shortly and broadly conical, base slightly dorsiventrally compressed, apex slightly laterally compressed, 8.5 cm long, 5 cm in diam. just above the base, tapering to the apex, surface smooth with a few irregular shallow depressions, off-white, producing a clear candy-like smell (organic acetates). Ovary globose to ovoid, 2.5 mm long and 2-2.5 mm long, unilocular, pink; style very short, 0.5 111111 long, 1.2 mm in diam., off-white; stigma depressed, 1.5 mm in diam., 0.5 mm high, minutely echinate, off-white. Male flowers consisting of 3-4 stamens; stamens 1 mm long; filaments 0.5 mm long, entirely fused, off-white; anthers 0.5 mm long, 1-1.5 mm in diam., truncate, off-white, pores apical, elliptical. Pollen striate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Vietnam

    Amorphophallus tuberculatus Hett. & V.D.Nguyen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Aroideana 29: 77 (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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Hetterscheid, W.L.A. Notes on the Genus Amorphophallus (Araceae) 15. New Species from SE Asia. Aroideana; Journal of the International Aroid Society 29, 79 (2006).

    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