1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus brevispathus Gagnep.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Thailand.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Thailand. Endemic.

    General Description

    Tuber elongate, 4–10 × 2–4 cm, branching freely, developing few or numerous, massive, rhizomatous offsets, 2–10 × 1–2 cm; Leaf solitary; petiole smooth, 17–50 cm × 5–10 mm, uniformly pale green; leaf blade moderately dissected, 30–76 cm diam., rachises winged distally from the main branching-points; leaflets large, oblanceolate-elliptic, apex abruptly shortly acuminate, 9–35 × 3.5–12 cm. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; cataphylls to 25 cm long; peduncle appearance as petiole, 12–36 cm × 5–10 mm; spathe erect, broadly triangular, base convolute, not separated from the limb, apex acute, 5–8 × 5–10 cm, exterior whitish green or off-white, interior as exterior but base slightly greener, base within densely clothed with irregular, shortly elongate or ridge-like, fleshy warts; spadix longer than spathe, sessile, 7.5–18 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 1–1.5 × 1 cm, flowers congested; ovaries slightly depressed, 2–3 × 1.5–2 mm, slightly angular in cross-section; style short, 1 × ca 1.2 mm, pale green; stigma large, disciform or slightly hemispherical, 1 × 1.5–2 mm, entire or with a very shallow central depression, surface echinulate, white; staminate flower zone slightly obconical or cylindrical, 2–3 × 1–5 cm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 4–6-androus; stamens connate, white, connective consisting of conspicuously large cells, pores apical, near the centre, elongate, the connective rupturing at anthesis to form a large, cross-shaped aperture together with the pores, surrounded by four ‘valves’; appendix elongate conical, acute, 5–14 cm × 1–1.6 cm, smooth, whitish. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    In erosion holes in limestone boulders, ca 450 m asl.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus brevispathus Gagnep. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Put, N. [3263], Thailand K000291446 Unknown type material
    Put, N. [3263], Thailand K000291445 Unknown type material
    Put, N. [3263], Thailand K000291447 Unknown type material

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 9: 118 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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.
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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