Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne.

First published in Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 366 (1834), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

China North-Central, Comoros, Cook Is., Fiji, Korea, Marquesas, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Tibet, Trinidad-Tobago, Vanuatu

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Boyce, P.C., Ipor, I.B. & Hetterscheid, W.L.A. (2010). A review of the white-flowered Amorphophallus (Araceae: Thomsonieae) species in Sarawak. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 61: 249-268.
  • 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.
  • Ittenbach, S. (2003). Revision der afrikanischen Arten de Gattung Amorphophallus (Araceae). Englera 25: 1-263.
  • Yuzammi (2009). The genus Amorphophallus Blume ex Decaisne (Araceae - Thomsonieae) in Java. Reinwardtia 13: 1-12.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl., Pflanzenr. 4, 23C: 16 (1911). Nom. cons.
  • F.T.A. 8: 144
  • Herb. Timor 38 (1835)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Decne. in Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 366 (1834), conserved name
  • Ittenbach in Englera 25: 1–263 (2003).
  • Mayo, Bogner & Boyce, Gen. Araceae: 235–239 (1997).

CATE Araceae

  • Mayo, S.J., Bogner, J. & Boyce, P.C. 1997. The genera of Araceae. 370 pp.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2008. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by S. Ittenbach & W. Lobin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl. in E. P. 48 (IV. 23C): 61 (1911), nom. conserv.
  • N. E. Br. in F.T.A. 8: 144 (1901)
  • in Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. 3: 366 (1834)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13461] Cameroon K000580130 No
Jul 1, 2007 Tchiengue, B. [2190] Cameroon K000339326 Yes
Jan 1, 2003 Friiss; Lawesson [5412] Ethiopia K000499385 Yes
Jan 1, 2003 Friiss; Lawesson [5412] Ethiopia K000499384 Yes
Jul 1, 2000 Johns, R.J. [8827] Indonesia K:SPC-64513.000 No
May 1, 2000 Pollard, B.J. [311] Cameroon K000678184 Yes
Jun 1, 1997 Cable, S. [2650] Cameroon K000107758 No
Feb 5, 1996 Eleanor Philips [4503] Malawi K000499375 Yes
Jan 16, 1996 Faulkner [366] K000499374 Yes
Jan 16, 1996 s.coll. [345] Mozambique K000499373 Yes
Nov 15, 1995 Bognor [600] Gabon K000499393 Yes
Nov 15, 1995 Bognor [600] Gabon K000499390 Yes
Nov 15, 1995 Bognor [600] Gabon K000499391 Yes
Nov 15, 1995 Bognor [600] Gabon K000499392 Yes
Oct 7, 1995 Killick, H.J. [56564] Nigeria K000499379 Yes
Sep 14, 1995 J.Ash [1434] Ethiopia K000499386 Yes
Sep 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [7218] Cameroon K000107755 Yes
Sep 1, 1995 Lane, P. [169] Cameroon K000107756 Yes
Sep 1, 1995 Lane, P. [344] Cameroon K000107757 Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Hooker, J.D.; Thomson, T. [721] India K000950336 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Hooker, J.D.; Thomson, T. [721] India K000950337 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Baker, W.J. [340] Cameroon K000461195 Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Mc Clelland [s.n.] Burma K000950335 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Mbani, J., M. [93] Cameroon K000461196 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [5907] Thailand K000291472 Syntype Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [5907] Thailand K000291470 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [5907] Thailand K000291471 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kat Titi, K. K:SPC-21977.000 No
Pam [s.n.] Thailand K:SPC-07167.000 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [12747] Thailand K000291479 Syntype Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [12747] Thailand K000291478 Syntype Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [12747] Thailand K000291476 Type Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [12747] Thailand K000291477 Type Yes
Lebeuf, G. [s.n.] Vietnam K000291481 Type Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [7037] Thailand K000291523 Type Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [7037] Thailand K000291522 Type Yes
Lamb, A. Malaysia K:SPC-29047.369 No
Put, N. [2859] Thailand K000291475 Unknown Type Material Yes
Put, N. [2859] Thailand K000291474 Type Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [4191] Thailand K000291464 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [4191] Thailand K000291466 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [4191] Thailand K000291465 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [4191] Thailand K000291467 Type Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [4191] Thailand K000291463 Syntype Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8938] K001131881 Unknown Type Material Yes
Marcan, A. [228] Thailand K000291473 Type Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8937] K001131880 Unknown Type Material Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8936] K001131876 Unknown Type Material No
Tanzania K:SPC-66428.000 No
Du, N.V.; Phuong, V.X.; Boumanivong, S.; Vongsoukhun. [L-V 409] Laos K001609086 Yes
Nguyen, V.D.; Phuong, V.X.; Boumanivong, S.; Vongsoukhun [L-V 261] Laos K001590032 Yes
Nguyen, V.D.; Phuong, V.X.; Boumanivong, S.; Vongsoukhun [L-V 316] Laos K001590031 Yes
Nguyen, V.D.; Phuong, V.X.; Boumanivong, S.; Vongsoukhun [L-V 446] Laos K001590016 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8937] India K001131878 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-36135.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8936] K001131875 Unknown Type Material No
Hepper, F.N. [4118] K:SPC-33349.000 No
Bor K:SPC-21972.000 No
Cheek, M. [7463] Cameroon K:SPC-63822.000 No
Boyce, P.C. [1144] Thailand K:SPC-64483.000 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Vietnam K000291480 Type Yes
K:SPC-16864.000 No
Palawan Bot.Expdn. [156] Philippines K:SPC-56031.000 No
Harley, W.J. [2145] Liberia K:SPC-16866.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8937] India K001131879 Unknown Type Material Yes
K:SPC-22061.000 No
Thailand K:SPC-29047.798 No
Ash, J. [1434] Ethiopia K:SPC-15077.014 No
Pseudodracontium K:SPC-58899.000 No

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    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
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  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    • The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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