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

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

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    South Western & Peninsular Thailand: . Endemic.

    General Description

    Tuber depressed globose, slightly elongate or irregular, 2–7 × 1.8–6 cm high, usually producing a few annual, non-severing offsets, these subglobose or fusiform. Leaf solitary; petiole smooth, slender, 22–32 cm × 7 mm; leaf blade highly dissected, 36–45 cm, rachises only narrowly winged in the most distal branches; main segments subdichotomous, in smaller leaves the central one unbranched; leaflets lanceolate, 5–12 × 1.5–3 cm, base decurrent or nearly so, acute, apex long acuminate. Inflorescence solitary, long pedunculate; cataphylls to 15 cm long; peduncle appearance as petiole, 11–39 cm × 5–8 mm, smooth, pale pinkish or pale reddish brown, with scattered, narrowly elongate, blackish green or dark reddish brown spots; spathe elliptic, distinctly concave, 5–13 × 2–6 cm, base shortly convolute or entirely open, not separated from the limb, apex acute, shortly apiculate, base interior with few or many, loosely arranged, hemispherical or slightly elongate warts, off-white with a very indistinct pinkish flush, exterior as interior but slightly darker and with darker venation, with or without a few scattered, dirty dark greyish greenish spots; spadix sessile, equalling spathe or slightly longer, rarely shorter, 5.5–12 cm long; pistillate flower zone cylindrical, 0.7–2.5 cm × ca 8 mm, flowers congested or ± distant; ovaries depressed, circular or angular in cross-section, 1.5–2.5 mm × ca 1 mm high, pale green; style 0.8–1.2 × 0.4–0.8 mm, white; stigma large, disciform with a shallow central depression or bilobed with lobes usually folded upwards, the acute tips meeting, 1.3–1.5 × 0.3–0.7 mm; staminate flower zone cylindrical, 1.7–5 cm × ca 8 mm, flowers congested; staminate flowers 2–4-androus; stamens 1.5 mm long; anthers truncate, 1.4 × 0.8 mm; appendix conical, apex obtuse or acute, smooth or with a few indistinct costae, 1.5–4 × 1–1.4 cm, dirty pale greyish brownish. Fruit not seen.

    Habitat

    Rocks, at foot of hill.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Amorphophallus tenuispadix Hett. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 17, 1992 Rabil, N.B. [297], Thailand K000291525 holotype
    Feb 17, 1992 Rabil, N.B. [297], Thailand K000291526 isotype

    First published in Blumea 39: 277 (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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