1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus albus P.Y.Liu & J.F.Chen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (S. Sichuan, NE. Yunnan).

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Open forests, arid thickets.
    General Description
    Tuber brown, subglobose, 5–6cm high, 7–10cm in diam., seasonally producing long rhizomatous offsets, these to 23 × 1.5cm. Leaf solitary; petiole pale green with grayish green, irregular, elongate or rounded spots, and whitish dots, 40–70 × 1.5–2cm, glabrous; leaf blade ca. 80 cm in diam., rachises winged; leaflets elliptic-lanceolate, 2–12 × 1–3cm, acuminate. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; peduncle 16–30 × 1–2cm. Spathe cymbiform, narrowly ovate, 12–22 × 6–10cm, acute; proximal margin of limb recurved, outside base green to pale green, inside creamy white; outside limb pale green, spotted with dark green and near margin with numerous indistinct white punctiform dots, inside creamy white with a faint pale green flush, base within densely verruculose. Spadix producing a heavy gaseous smell during female anthesis, sessile, bright pale green, turning yellowish during male anthesis, slightly curved, shorter than spathe, ca. 13.5cm; female zone cylindric, ca. 1 × 1.2–1.3cm, flowers congested; ovary bright green, depressed, angulate in cross section, ca. 1.5mm high, 2.5–3mm in diam., 2-loculed, but 1 locule reduced and sterile; style strongly oriented parallel to spadix axis, bright green, distally pale to yellowish green, 2–2.5 × ca. 1mm; stigma lateral, slightly arching, whitish disciform, ca. 1.5mm in diam., ca. 0.8mm thick, entire, strongly scabrous; sterile zone between male and female zone swollen, slightly conic, 1–2.5 × 1–1.8cm; staminodes congested; staminodes consisting of sterile entire flowers, off-white, slightly hemispheric, irregular, largest ca. 12 × 7mm, with shallow irregular depressions, or with a few irregular grooves; male zone narrowly conic, apex slightly expanded, ca. 4 × 0.8cm, ca. 1.5cm in diam. at base, flowers congested; male flowers consisting of 3 or 4(or 5) stamens; stamens ca. 2mm; filaments entirely fused, off-white, ca. 1.3mm; anthers ca. 0.7 × 2mm, truncate; thecae off-white, opening with apical rounded pores; connective dirty pale yellowish, flat, raised after anthesis; appendix narrowly conic, ca. 6 × 1.6cm, finely rugulose, apex obtuse. Berries orange-red when mature, ovoid.
    Vernacular
    bai mo yu

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Amorphophallus albus P.Y.Liu & J.F.Chen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. S. W. Agric. Coll. 1984(1): 67 (1984)

    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.

    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