Arisaema flavum (Forssk.) Schott

First published in Prodr. Syst. Aroid.: 40 (1860)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is NE. Tropical Africa to S. Central China. It is a tuberous geophyte and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herb up to c. 50 cm tall
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1 or 2; petiole with basal sheaths forming pseudostem up to 30 cm long, free part 2–17 cm long; blade pedately divided; leaflets 5–11, lanceolate to elliptic, 3–10.5 x 0.6–3.8 cm, central one largest, acuminate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence normally overtopping leaves, free part of peduncle 6–18.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe 3.5–7.2 cm long; tube broadly cylindric, 0.9–2 x 1–1.5 cm, green; limb oblong-ovate, acuminate, yellow with purplish-brown patch at base within, 2.6–5.5 x 1.1–2 cm, folded sharply forward over spathe mouth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spadix
Spadix 1.3–2.7 cm long, bisexual; sterile appendage usually clavate, 0.5–0.7 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers dehiscing by apical pores
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Pistils subglobose; stigma minute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Berries red, c. 5 mm in diam., in subglobose cluster.
Distribution
N3 S Ethiopia, S Arabia and eastwards to China.
Ecology
Altitude range 800–1250 m.
Note
First record for Somalia.
[FSOM]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

Sources

  • Angiosperm Extinction Risk Predictions v1

    • Angiosperm Threat Predictions
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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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