1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus cruddasianus Prain

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Myanmar (type), S.W. Thailand.

    General Description

    Tuber elongate, to 30 × 6 cm, dirty yellowish white. Leaf solitary; petiole 30–65 cm long, smooth or velvety hairy, background green or very dark brown, with large, elongate-elliptic, confluent, pale greyish brown spots, the lower ones with tiny pale greyish dots (maculate); leaf blade moderately dissected, 60–100 cm diam., rachises short, winged throughout; leaflets elliptic, short acuminate, base decurrent, 6–30 × 2.5–13 cm, dark green adaxially with a narrow reddish lilac margin, paler abaxially, very glossy, velvety hairy, stronger on the veins, margin ciliate. Inflorescence long pedunculate; cataphylls 2–25 cm long; peduncle 25–91 × 0.6–2 cm (base), appearance as petiole or less strongly hairy, sometimes almost smooth; spathe ovate, 10–21 × 6.5–17 cm, acute, base convolute, opening entirely at staminate anthesis, base and limb not well separated, base exterior pale greyish with a pinkish flush and a few pale grey, inconspicuous, transverse spots and several elongate, whitish spots, veins brown, interior very pale green, largely covered by confluent, large, whitish greenish spots, limb exterior dirty green, with brownish purple veins and flushes and scattered, small, white spots, interior background pale olive-brown, largely covered by large, confluent whitish greenish spots, base within smooth; spadix sessile, slightly or distinctly longer than spathe, 18–30 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 1–2.5 × ca 1.2 cm, flowers congested; ovaries subglobose, 2 × 3 mm, bright pale green, 2–3-locular; style very short, ca 0.3 × 1 mm, pale green; stigma 2–3–lobate, ca 1.3 × 1.8 mm, circular in outline, lobes conical, acute, surface densely verruculate, brownish yellow. staminate flower zone cylindrical or subfusiform-conical, apex truncate or constricted, flowers congested, 2.3–4 × 0.8–1.5 cm; staminate flowers consisting of 4–6 stamens; stamens 2.5–3.5 mm long, creamy white; filaments connate, forming a thick, 1.5–2.0 mm long column, especially large in the lowermost flowers; anthers subhemispherical, 1–1.5 × ca 1 mm, pores apical, elongate; appendix elongate-fusiform, 11–24 × 1.5–3 cm, shallowly rugulose with irregular shallow depressions, entirely smooth or with several scattered, short hair-like staminodes, acute, base strongly constricted, creamy white or pale yellow. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    None recorded.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Laos, Myanmar, Thailand

    Amorphophallus cruddasianus Prain appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 67: 305 (1898)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.

    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