1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.
      1. Amorphophallus cicatricifer Hett.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Thailand.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    South Western Thailand: Kanchanaburi; Endemic.

    General Description

    Tuber depressed-globose, 3 × 4–6 cm; petiole 30–70 × 3 cm, smooth, rich dark reddish brown with a thin greyish waxy layer, or greenish red; leaf blade 40–140 cm, rachises winged; leaflets elliptic or elliptic-oblanceolate, 4.5–28 × 2.5–9 cm, acuminate, adaxially deep emerald green with an oily bluish sheen, margin bright reddish purple, abaxially paler with a dark purplish flush towards the margin. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; cataphylls to 30 cm long, brownish purple; peduncle 22–43 × 8–12 mm, smooth, appearance as petiole or paler; spathe elliptic or elliptic-ovate, becoming ovate at staminate anthesis through strong dilation, acute, base convolute, 20–26 × ca 10–18 cm, pale flesh coloured on both sides, or exterior rich reddish brown at pistillate anthesis, base exterior with thin purple veins, base within dark dirty purple, shallowly ridged-verrucate; spadix shorter or slightly longer than spathe, sessile, 14–26 cm long; pistillate flower zone slightly obconical, 1.0–2.3 cm × 7–20 mm, flowers slightly distant or congested; ovaries upper part strongly depressed, 3–4 × ca 2 mm, stipitate, very pale pinkish; stipe 1.0 × 1.5 mm, sunken in spadix-axis; style 1–1.5 × 1–1.5 mm, obconical, very pale pinkish, or dirty greyish with a dirty pinkish hue; stigma disciform, thin, circular in cross-section, pale yellowish, margin often with one shallow notch in the basiscopic margin, surface entire or with a shallow central depression, sometimes surrounded by three small lobes, or with only one isolated shallow lobe next to a moon-shaped shallow depression, surface verruculate, 0.3–0.5 × 1.5–2.0 mm; sterile interstice ca 2–10 mm long, naked but for one or a few shallow cavities with strongly reduced staminal tissue; staminate flower zone obconical, distinctly narrowed to the base, 3.0–5.5 cm × 5–2.3 mm at base, flowers congested, at the base slightly distant, most basal flowers reduced; staminate flowers 1–4(–5)-androus ; stamens light yellow; appendix massive, fusiform-conical, minutely verruculate, subacute, base with some flattened staminodes, 8–18 × 2–3.8 cm, cream. Infructescence cylindrical, to 8 × 4.5 cm, berries distant; fruits broadly lageniform, to 1.5 × 1 cm, ripening bright red.

    Habitat

    Moist evergreen forest, ca 150 m asl.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus cicatricifer Hett. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 15, 1992 den Hoed, G. [663], Thailand K000291450 isotype

    First published in Blumea 39: 247 (1994)

    Accepted by

    • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
    • 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.
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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