1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus tonkinensis Engl. & Gehrm.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (SE. Yunnan) to N. Vietnam.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Tuber brown, somewhat glossy, depressed globose, at least 9cm in diam., root scars slightly raised, no offsets observed. Leaf solitary; petiole uniformly pale green or background pale grayish green with a clear bluish flush near base and on subterranean part, and with whitish spots, these often broader than long, irregularly shaped, and scattered over entire surface with short, longitudinal, blackish dots, these in proximal part often raised, petiole 80–200 × 2.5–7cm, glabrous, turgid; leaf blade highly dissected, 80–200cm in diam.; rachises winged only distally from basal main branchings, sometimes some nodes swollen and forming intercalary bulbils; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, 8.5–24 × 3.5–6cm, long acuminate. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; peduncle colored as petiole, 22–50cm (but probably longer), ca. 1cm in diam. Spathe (all dimensions based on relatively small specimens) shortly convolute at base, erect or arching over spadix apically, outside green with a few transverse, whitish spots, inside whitish green with small, punctiform or slightly elongate verrucae, oval, 8–20 × 5–17cm, strongly concave; outside limb dark green with an obscure blackish purplish flush and a few scattered, small whitish dots, inside bright green with a few small, whitish spots. Spadix sessile, shorter than or nearly as long as spathe, 7.5–17cm; female zone cylindric or slightly obconic, 1–1.5 × 1–2cm, flowers congested; ovary bright pale green, depressed globose, ca. 2mm high, 2.5–3mm in diam., 2-loculed; style whitish, straight, short, 0.8–1 × ca. 0.8mm; stigma dirty pale yellowish brownish, depressed, large, ca. 1.5mm high, 2–2.5mm in diam., orbicular or oval in cross section, verruculose, entire, with an acroscopic shallow depression, or shallowly or distinctly 2-lobed, lobes rounded; male zone slightly or strongly obconic, 1.5–4cm, 1.5–2cm in diam. at base, 1.6–3cm in diam. at apex, flowers congested; male flowers consisting of 4 or 5 stamens; stamens 3–3.5 × 1–1.5mm; filaments ca. 1.5mm, connate; anthers 1.5–2mm, truncate; pores apical or subapical, elliptic, small, with a groove running from every pore to margin of anther; connective large, raised; appendix conic, oval-elliptic, or narrowly fusiform, 4.5–12 × 2.2–5cm, obtuse, white, with many shallow, often longitudinally confluent depressions and with or without scattered, tiny, punctiform pustules, base with sterile stamens, gradually merging to form appendix wall.
    Phenology
    Fl. May.
    Habitat
    Dense tropical forests, moist shaded places.
    Vernacular
    dong jing mo yu

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, Vietnam

    Amorphophallus tonkinensis Engl. & Gehrm. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 23C: 87 (1911)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • 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
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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

    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