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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand to Peninsula Malaysia (Pulau Langkawi).

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Peninsular Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra?).

    General Description

    Tuber depressed globose or subglobose, 2–12 × 2–9 cm producing few annual offsets, these globose, fusiform or obovate, ca 5 × 2 cm. Leaf solitary; petiole uniformly green or olive-green, smooth, 50–85 × 1–3 cm; leaf blade 60–80 cm, rachises broadly winged, except the most proximal parts; leaflets lanceolate, 7–26 × 2–6.5 cm, acuminate, leathery, adaxially dark green, moderately glossy, venation very dense, secondary veins very closely spaced. Inflorescence long pedunculate; peduncle appearance as petiole, 17–40 cm × ca 8 mm; spathe elongate triangular, apiculate, 8–21 × 4–7 cm, margins of limb strongly reflexed, limb on both sides creamy to yellowish white, base exterior creamy or yellowish white, suffused towards the base with pale purplish green, interior dark purple, base within bearing transverse ridges, in between with or without small, punctiform warts; spadix sessile, slightly longer than spathe, occasionally shorter, 9–22.5 cm long; pistillate flower zone shortly cylindrical, 7–10 cm × 6–15 cm, flowers congested; ovaries globose, ca 2.5 × 2.5 mm, creamy white; style slender, 2–3 × 0.5 mm, reddish brown; stigma subglobose, 0.5 × 0.6–0.8 mm, entire or 2-lobed, verruculose, dark grey, lobes rounded; staminate flower zone cylindrical or slightly obconical, 7–15 × 1.3–2.5 cm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 3–4-androus; stamens, dull dark blackish purple; appendix cylindrical-clavate, 8–19.5 × 1–2 cm, basal half terete, upper half slightly fusiform and slightly laterally compressed, apex rounded, glossy or dull reddish to dark greyish black with a faint reddish purple hue, base with or without several diamond-shaped, flattened staminodes, some of these with a small conical process. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    Limestone.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malaya, Thailand

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1997 Kerr, A.F.G. [s.n.], Thailand K000291456 kleptotype
    Jan 1, 1994 Curtis [s.n.], Peninsular Malaysia K000291541 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1994 Curtis [s.n.], Peninsular Malaysia K000291542
    Curtis [s.n.], Peninsular Malaysia K000950244 Unknown type material

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