1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus elatus Hook.f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia (type),

    General Description

    Tuber elongate, rarely branched, 2–25 × 1–4 cm. Leaf solitary; petiole 50–100 × 1.5–2.3 cm, smooth or densely, short velvety, uniformly pale green, brown, dark reddish brown, dark yellowish brown or pinkish brown, with many blackish green spots, these often entirely confluent near the base, and fewer, larger, narrowly elongate to linear, dirty creamy white spots; leaf blade 80–120 cm diam., rachises winged nearly to the base; leaflets oblong-elliptic, elongate-elliptic or lanceolate, 8–31 × 3.5–8 cm, acute, acuminate or apiculate, adaxially moderately glossy, dark green, with or without a very thin, reddish margin. Inflorescence long pedunculate; peduncle appearance as petiole, 16–75 cm × 5–15 mm; spathe ovate-triangular, tubular, acute, base and limb poorly differentiated, 5–19 × 4–15 cm, exterior pale green with or without a pinkish hue, or entirely dirty darkish green with a few blackish green and white dots, or dark greyish brown, or the central part dirty brownish green, dark brown towards the margin, with small, rounded, white spots scattered all over, or concentrated in the lower half, interior as exterior but spots slightly or distinctly larger, often confluent, especially in the lower part of the limb, or interior bright pale green with white spots, base within pale green, violet, or pale violet, with scattered, very shallow, rounded, broad-based warts, these green or violet; spadix longer than spathe, sessile, 14–56 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 5–25 × 4–15 mm, flowers congested; ovaries depressed, oval in cross-section, 1.3 × 2–2.3 mm, mid green, bright green or whitish green, style nearly absent, 0.1–0.2 × 0.8 mm, green; stigma conical, 2–3-lobed, oval in cross-section, 0.7 mm high, pale green, pale brown, dark brown or pale yellowish, surface minutely scabrate, lobes conical, consisting of branches from the style; staminate flower zone cylindrical, somewhat fusiform or fusiform-conical, 1.3–5 cm × 7–17 mm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 3–6-androus, the lower ones entirely synandriate, these ca 6 mm, creamy white; appendix elongate fusiform-conical, (sub-)stipitate, 12–49 × 1–2.8 cm, apex acute, base constricted, creamy white, dirty pale brown or pale pinkish, with irregular, shallow depressions, sometimes with scattered blackish dots. Fruit globose, shiny red.

    Habitat

    Dry, evergreen forest or mixed deciduous forest on granite or limestone, 75–100 m asl.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Thailand

    Amorphophallus elatus Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 14, 1993 Kunstler, H. [2172], Peninsular Malaysia K000291439 Unknown type material
    Bogner, J. [429], Thailand 34492.000

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 6: 517 (1893)

    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.
    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • 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
    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

    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

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0