Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson

First published in Taxon 26: 337 (1977)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia. It is a tuberous geophyte and grows primarly in the seasonally dry tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Comoros, Cook Is., Fiji, Madagascar, Marquesas, New Caledonia, Niue, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Trinidad-Tobago

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • 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.
  • Kurniawan, A., Adjie, B. & Boyce, P.C. (2011). Studies on the Araceae of Sulawesi I: New taxa of Schismatoglottis and Homalomena, and a preliminary checklist and keys for Sulawesi. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 61: 40-50.
  • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Yuzammi (2009). The genus Amorphophallus Blume ex Decaisne (Araceae - Thomsonieae) in Java. Reinwardtia 13: 1-12.

Kew Species Profiles

  • Boyce, P. C. et al. (2012). Flora of Thailand, Volume 11, Part 2, Araceae. The Forest Herbarium, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Das, S. S., Sen, M. Dey, Y. N., De, S. & Ghosh, A. K. (2009). Effects of petroleum ether extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber on central nervous system in mice. Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 71: 651–655.
  • Flach, M. & Rumawas, F. (eds) (1996). Plant Resources of South-East Asia, No. 9, Plants Yielding Non-Seed Carbohydrates. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.
  • Huxley, A., Griffiths, M. & Levy, M. (eds) (1999). The New Royal Horticultural Society Dictionary of Gardening. Volume 1 (A to C). Macmillan Reference, London.
  • Li, H. & Hetterscheid, W. (2013). Flora of China, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius.
  • Mabberley, D. J. (2008). Mabberley’s Plant-book: a Portable Dictionary of Plants, their Classification and Uses. 3rd Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
  • Roberts, T. (2002). Amorphophallus paeoniifolius. Australian National Botanic Gardens: Growing Native Plants.

CATE Araceae

  • Bogner, J. 1975. Aracées. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores. 31e. famille: 75 pp.
  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae in Flora of China @ efloras.org.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots'. Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • 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.
  • Choudhary, R.K., Srivastava, R.C., Das, A.K. & Lee, J. (2012). Floristic diversity assessment and vegetation analysis of Upper Siang district of eastern Himalaya in North East India. Korean Journal of Plant Taxonomy 42: 222-246.
  • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. Chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
  • Lorence, D.H. & Wagner, W.L. (2019). Flora of the Marquesas Islands 1: 1-411. National Tropical Botanic Garden, Smithsonian, DRPF.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Sykes, W.R. (1970). Contributions to the flora of Niue. Bulletin, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research 200: 1-321.
  • Sykes, W.R. (2016). Flora of the Cook Islands: 1-973. National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii.
  • Welsh, S.L. (1998). Flora Societensis: 1-420. E.P.S. Inc. Utah.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 4, 2006 s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455097 No
Jun 1, 2000 s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455095 No
Jun 1, 2000 s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455098 No
May 1, 2000 s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455094 No
May 1, 2000 Horsfield, T. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455096 No
Jul 14, 1995 Collins, D.J. [1557], Thailand K000455107 No
Jul 14, 1995 Collins, D.J. [1069], Thailand K000455106 No
Jul 14, 1995 Kerr, A.F.G. [12624], Thailand K000455105 No
Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [12824], Thailand K000291508 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [12824], Thailand K000291509 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000291534 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000291536 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000291533 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000291535 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Harley [136], Thailand K000291538 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 Harley [136], Thailand K000291537 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000291540 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Indonesia K000455099 No
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000455101 No
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950261 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950262 isolectotype Yes
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [2067], Vietnam K000455109 No
Jan 1, 1994 Wichian [322], Thailand K000455108 No
Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [3619], Thailand K000455104 No
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [s.n.], Thailand K000455100 No
Jan 1, 1994 Kerr, A.F.G. [3619], Thailand K000455103 No
Jan 1, 1994 s.coll. [4722], Thailand K000455102 No
Thailand 25032.000 No
Thailand 29047.373 No
Sri Lanka 29047.457 No
Sri Lanka 29047.464 No
Thailand 29047.621 No
Thailand 29047.789 No
Thailand 29047.795 No
Bogner, J., Seychelles 34673.000 No
India 48116.000 No
Harley [136], Thailand K000291539 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950258 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950257 Unknown type material Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950259 Unknown type material Yes
Prain, D. [s.n.], Andaman Is. K000950260 Unknown type material Yes

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • 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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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Kew Species Profiles

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