1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus coaetaneus S.Y.Liu & S.J.Wei

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Tuber persistent, dark brown to blackish, depressed globose, to 3cm high, to 6cm in diam., chained with others to form a pseudorhizome of 2–6 modules, each 3–5cm in diam. Leaves 1–3, lasting up to 3 years; petiole uniformly dark green, terete, 60–120 × 1–2cm, turgid, glabrous; leaf blade to ca. 100cm in diam.; rachises only winged distally, common base of 3 main branches sometimes developing into an intercalary bulbil; leaflets dark green, oblanceolate, 15–20 × 4–6cm, acuminate. Inflorescence long pedunculate; peduncle colored as petiole, 10–50 × 0.6–1.3cm. Spathe shortly convolute at base, outside green, dirty green flushed with dirty brownish purple or distal half entirely brownish purple; inside uniformly green or background color dirty green, at base and along midrib flushed dirty dark purplish, near apex less so, or base pale green and rest flushed with brownish purple, narrowly triangular to triangular-ovate, 7.5–15 × 3–7cm, base within glabrous or nearly glabrous with a few scattered, small, punctiform warts, apex acute. Spadix giving off a heavy gaseous stench at female anthesis, sessile, pale yellowish green with a very faint greenish flush, as long as or longer than spathe, 10–19.5cm; female zone cylindric, 1–2 × 1–1.6cm, flowers congested; ovary green or pale whitish green, strongly depressed, depressed globose, or subglobose, 1.5–2mm high, 1.5–4mm in diam., angulate or irregularly orbicular in cross section, 1- or 2-loculed; style straight or slightly upcurved, pale green, 1–2 × ca. 0.8mm; stigma pale yellowish or pale greenish, flattened, disciform or nearly so, 0.7–0.8mm high, 0.8–2mm in diam., irregularly orbicular or elliptic in cross section, entire with a shallow, elongate, central depression or shallowly 2-lobed, or more distinctly bilabiate, margin with 2 small notches or a few small lobes, densely verruculose or echinulate; male zone cylindric, apex slightly widened, terete or slightly compressed, 2.3–4.5 × 0.7–1.5cm, flowers congested; male flowers consisting of 3 or 5 stamens; stamens ca. 2 × 1–2mm; filaments ca. 0.7mm, connate or largely free; anthers off-white, ca. 1.3mm, truncate; pores apical, elongate and connected to margin of anther by a groove; appendix narrowly fusiform-conic, 5.5–14.5cm, base 0.7–2.3cm in diam., sometimes slightly compressed, glabrous or shallowly corrugate, base glabrous or with some flattened staminodes, separated by grooves, base constricted, apex acute. Fruiting zone at least 5 × ca. 4cm. Berries dark blue, oval or oval-ellipsoid, ca. 1 × 0.8cm, 1- or 2(or 3)-seeded.
    Phenology
    Fl. Mar.
    Habitat
    Moist forested valleys, along water, thickets.
    Vernacular
    gui ping mo yu

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

    Amorphophallus coaetaneus S.Y.Liu & S.J.Wei appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Guihaia 6: 183 (1986)

    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