1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus yuloensis H.Li

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to China (Yunnan).

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Tuber depressed globose, to ca. 10cm in diam., without offset development. Petiole uniformly olive-green to pale green, 10–75 × 0.5-2cm, smooth; leaf blade pale green abaxially, mid green adaxially, 10–100cm in diam.; rhachises winged distally from basal branchings, central branching point and several more distal nodes becoming intercalary bulbils, producing new plants after detachment; leaflets elliptic to elongate elliptic, 2–25 × 2–10cm, apex acuminate, veins impressed adaxially. Peduncle dark olive-green with fine, darker, short striations/spots, ca. 10cm × 8mm, glabrous. Spathe erect, outside base pale greenish with small, blackish green dots, center very pale pinkish with similar dots, distally dirty creamish with scattered, grayish black dots, inside base pale pink with numerous white verrucae, distal part dirty cream, concave, broadly ovate, ca. 11 × 10cm, margins incurved, obtuse; spathe on second day open to base. Spadix subsessile, shorter than spathe, ca. 8.5cm; female zone cylindric, distal margin very irregular, 1–2 × ca. 1.3cm, flowers congested or just touching; ovary depressed, orbicular in cross section, 2–2.5mm high, ca. 4mm in diam., pale green with very thin, scattered pinkish, short stripes in apical half, 2-loculed, with 1 basal ovule per locule; style ivory-white, short but distinct, ca. 0.8 × 1.1mm; stigma pale dirty yellow, disciform, rounded in cross section, ca. 1mm high, ca. 2.5mm in diam., densely verrucate, with a shallow central depression; male zone slightly fusiform, 2.5–4 × ca. 11.5cm, flowers mostly separated but distally congested, occasional flowers transformed into conic-pyramidal staminodes; male flower consisting of (2 or)3(or 4) stamens; stamens ca. 2mm; filaments ivory-white, ca. 0.8mm, basally connate; anthers dirty ivory-white, truncate, ca. 1 × 2mm, rectangular in cross section; pores apical, elliptic; staminodes representing one stamen each; appendix ivory-white, broadly conic, massive, 3.2–4 × ca. 1.8cm, glabrous, base irregular, apex obtuse.
    Phenology
    Fr. Jun.
    Habitat
    Dense primary evergreen valley forests on limestone.
    Vernacular
    you le mo yu

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar

    Amorphophallus yuloensis H.Li appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Wuhan Bot. Res. 6: 211 (1988)

    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