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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Thailand. Endemic.

    General Description

    Tuber narrowly elongate, 10–45 × 1–2 cm (apex), occasionally branching. Leaf solitary; petiole 25–85 × 0.5–1.5 cm, smooth, green with small purple spots, the base sometimes entirely purplish with paler spots, or pinkish with various small, blackish spots and stripes; leaf blade highly dissected, 30–80 cm, rachises narrowly winged throughout; leaflets linear, less often lanceolate, apiculate, base decurrent, 3–17 × 0.2–1 cm. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; peduncle appearance as petiole, 19–55 × 0.3–1 cm; spathe erect, elongate-triangular or lanceolate, base convolute, apex acute, 7–16 × 3.5–6 cm, pale yellow, mid green, pale green or creamy white on both sides, base within densely clothed with irregular, laterally compressed, ridge-like, sometimes flaky, often confluent, warts, often with short or long hair-like branches; Spadix sessile, much longer than spathe, 12–57 cm long; pistillate flower zone short, cylindrical or slightly obconical, 0.8–1.3 × 0.5–1.8 cm, flowers congested or slightly distant; ovaries depressed, green, ca 1 × ca 2 mm, pale green, 2-locular; style 1–2 × ca 0.4 mm, eccentric, often directed towards the spadix apex, pale green; stigma large, capitate, globose, slightly longer than broad, or depressed and shallowly bilobed, subcircular to elliptic in cross-section, 1.0–1.3 × 0.9–1.5 mm, surface off-white, densely rugulose; staminate flower zone elongate, conical or slightly lageniform, 2.5–8 × 0.4–2 cm (base), flowers congested, lower ones slightly swollen; staminate flowers consisting of 2–6 stamens; filaments ca 0.2 mm long but in the lowermost flowers up to 1.2 mm long, entirely connate; anthers elongate, subtruncate, ca 0.8 × ca 0.4 mm, off-white, connective slightly hemispherical; pores apical, oval at anthesis; appendix myosuroid, acute, base slightly narrowed, creamy white or green, 18–50 × 0.5–1.6 cm, at first erect, nodding after anthesis, producing a pungent smell of old cheese during pistillate anthesis. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    Bamboo forest, evergreen forest, open grassy forest, dry dipterocarp forest or deciduous forest, on limestone or on poor soil, 60–300 m asl.

    [CATE]
    Use

    Peduncles eaten.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus linearis Gagnep. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [19495], Thailand K000291483 syntype
    Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [17570], Thailand K000291486 syntype
    Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [17570], Thailand K000291485 syntype
    Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [12945], Thailand K000291484 syntype
    Jan 1, 1994 Put [4056], Thailand K000291487 syntype
    Kerr, A.F.G. [19495], Thailand K000291482 Unknown type material

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 9: 119 (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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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