1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus mildbraedii K.Krause

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Cameroon.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Guineo-Congolese-Sudanese transition zone: Cameroon; only known from the type locality ('Locus classicus').
    General Description
    Tuber [com] pressed to globose, 5.5-2.5 cm. LEAF distinctly above ground during flowering, but the blade not yet expanded. Petiole at least 7-8 cm long, ca. 1 cm in diameter. Blade 40 cm in diameter, terminal leaflets elongate to lanceolate, 10-15 x 1-2 cm, gradually narrowing into a point. Cataphylls 2, membranous, elongate to broadly elliptic ('oval') , 7-10 x 3 cm, light, brown red, the inner one longer than the peduncle. INFLORESCENCE12-13 cm high, blossoming shortly before the expansion of the leaf blade. Peduncle 5-7 cm long, 0.5-1 cm in diameter. Spathe ca. 5 cm high, arranged into a [com]pressed globose tube and an open limb by a clear constriction. Tube 3 x 4-6 cm, slightly [com]pressed to globose and somewhat asymmetric; inside basally smooth, with slightly raised veins. Open limb 3-4 cm wide, sticking out horizontally, round and irregularly incised by up to 1 cm. Spadix sessile, 5.5 cm long, erect. Pistillate zone cylindrical, 1-1.5 x 0.8-1.2 cm, flowers partly congested. Staminate zone cylindrical to ovoid ('oval'), 2-2.6 x 1-1.8 cm, flowers congested, exserted beyond the constriction of the spathe. Appendix 2.5-3 x 1-1.5 cm long, cylindrical, appendix abnormal (?), basally somewhat constricted. Staminodes absent; sterile zone between pistillate and staminate zone absent; ratio of pistillate to staminate zone 0.5 : 1. Pistillate flowers 1.5-2.2 mm long, ovary 1-1.7 x 1-1.5 mm, globose to ovoid ('oval'), uni(-bi)locular; stigma sessile, unlobed or rarely with 2 conical lobes, flattened to circular from the side, circular from above, 1 x 1.5 mm. Staminate flowers 2-4 stamens forming one flower; anthers cubical, free, 1 x 1 mm; pores apical, circular to broadly elliptic ('oval') , one pore per thecae visible, thecae cylindrical; connective with slit-shaped channel; filaments short 0.1-0.5 mm long, free. Pollen inaperturat, exine verrucate. INFRUCTESCENCE unknown. Smell unknown.
    Diagnostic
    Style absent, monotypic.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Zaïre

    Native to:

    Cameroon

    Amorphophallus mildbraedii K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 2, 1995 Mildbraed J. [9287], Cameroon K000345962 holotype

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 37 (1924)

    Accepted by

    • Ittenbach, S. (2003). Revision der afrikanischen Arten de Gattung Amorphophallus (Araceae) Englera 25: 1-263.
    • 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

    CATE Araceae
    • Ittenbach, S. 2003. Revision der afrikanischen Arten der Gattung Amorphophallus (Araceae). Englera. 25: 5-263

    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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