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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Myanmar to Thailand.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    N. Myanmar, Thailand.

    General Description

    Tuber subglobose to depressed globose, to ca 10 × 4–9 cm, producing several, easily detached, fusiform offsets seasonally, root-scars small but swollen. Leaf solitary; petiole to ca 80 × 1–2.3 cm, smooth, dull dark olive-green or very dark with slightly irregular to narrowly diamond-shaped, pale greenish spots, or very dark brown with indistinct, paler, dark centred, elongate diamond-shaped spots; leaf blade moderately divided, 20–110 cm diam., rachises winged all over or wingless in the lower half; leaflets obovate to elliptic-lanceolate, 7.5–23 × 2.8–6 cm, strongly acuminate, base slightly decurrent, margin sometimes with a narrow, reddish seam and sometimes strongly crisped-undulate. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; cataphylls to 25 cm long; peduncle 23–110 × 0.9–2.5 cm, fleshy or turgid, appearance as petiole; spathe erect, concave, ovate, sometimes broader than long, obtuse or acute, 8.5–40 × 5–30 cm, base shortly convolute, opening entirely to the base shortly after staminate anthesis, exterior whitish or pale green with darker green spots, the base sometimes purplish with grey spots or very pale pinkish, all colours paling quickly at staminate anthesis, base interior smooth or with a few scattered or more numerous, minute, shallow, punctiform warts; spadix subequalling the spathe or shorter than spathe, 7.5-23 cm long, stipitate; stipe 0.5–2 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, fusiform-cylindrical or conical, 0.5–4 × 0.7–1.8 cm, flowers congested but often more distant in lower half; ovaries depressed, angular or orbicular in cross-section, 3–4 × 2 mm high, pale green, or pale brownish flushed near the apex; style 1–1.5 cm × 5–8 mm, pale green, sometimes flushed dirty brownish or darker brownish at the apex; stigma disciform or slightly conical, orbicular in outline with a shallow central depression, or shallowly bi– or trilobed, 1–1.5 × 0.4–0.7 mm high, surface echinate-verrucate, very pale dirty yellowish; staminate flower zone fusiform or obconical, often laterally compressed, 8–30 × 7–20 mm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 3–5-androus; stamens white; appendix more or less contiguous with staminate flower zone or with a strong constriction at the base, elongate-fusiform, or strongly inflated and then elongate-conical, or strongly laterally compressed, 6–15 × 1.5–5 cm, obtuse or subacute, smooth or shallowly grooved or with several larger, shallow, irregular depressions, base with a few (echinate) staminodes, off-white, producing a strong scent of fresh carrots/fruit during pistillate anthesis. Fruit ripening blue.

    Habitat

    Evergreen forests, in shaded places on rocky ground.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Myanmar, Thailand

    Amorphophallus putii Gagnep. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Put, N. [1855], Thailand K000291518 Unknown type material
    Put, N. [1855], Thailand K000291517 Unknown type material

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 9: 120 (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.

    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.
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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