1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anchomanes Schott
      1. Anchomanes giganteus Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic
    Spathe about 3 ft. long.
    Distribution
    South Central. Congo Free State: Umanghi Island in the Congo, Laurent.
    General Description
    Tuber very large. LEAF present at the time of flowering, about 31/2 ft. diam.; petiole attaining a height of 8 ft., prickly; the 3 primary divisions of the leaf 2-3-pinnatisect, lowest segments subtripartite, following segments pinnatisect, with 2-3 pairs of leaflets, ultimate segments much larger and bipinnatisect; lowest of the tertiary segments ovate-lanceolate, subacute; middle pinnatipartite, with about 2 pairs of leaflets; ultimate pinnatipartite, with about 3 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets obliquely oblong-lanceolate, decurrent on the rhachis. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 5-51/2 ft. long, prickly. Spathe 3 ft. long, elongated-lanceolate, scarcely acuminate. Spadix sessile; female part 3-4 in. long; male part 6-8 in. long, 3/4-11/6 in. thick. Ovary shortly ovoid; style tuberculate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

    Anchomanes giganteus Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1973 Jean Louis [7084], Zaïre K000499338
    Dec 16, 1937 Jean Louis [7084], Congo K000499337

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 419 (1899)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • 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
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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

    Kew Science Photographs
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