Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia angolensis Welw. ex Schott

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Angola.

[FWTA]

Araceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Large climber up to 100 ft. high
Morphology Roots
Masses of short internodal roots adhering to tree trunks
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Spathe
Spathe pale green.

[CATE]

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

Diagnostic
Leaves elliptic or elliptic-oblong, very obtuse at the base, 4-7 1/2 inches broad; peduncles 2 1/4-3 1/2 inches long.
General Description
Stem climbing to a height of 80-100 ft., 1/3-1/2 in. thick, not tubercled. LEAVES large, 2-6 in. distant, glabrous; petioles 4-10 in. long, sheathing up to 1-2 in. from the top; apex of sheath prominent, rounded; blade 7-15 in. long, 4-7 1/2 in. broad, unequal-sided, elliptic-oblong, cuspidate-acute, or shortly acuminate, broadly rounded or subtruncate at the base; primary lateral veins 10-15 on each side of the midrib, prominent beneath; no glands. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncles numerous in a stout terminal bracteate racene, 1 3/4-3 1/2 in. long, moderately stout. Bracts 3-4 in. long, about 1-1 1/4 in. broad, oblong, obtuse or acute, with 2 wing-like keels down the back. Spathe about 2 1/2 in. long and 2 in. broad, elliptic, obtuse, apiculate, expanded, deeply concave, very shortly convolute at the base, green (Mann), soon falling off; margins revolute. Spadix shorter than the spathe, sessile, clavate; female part about 5 lin. long, 1/4 in. thick; male part 1 1/4-1 1/2 in. long, 4-6 lin. thick near the obtusely rounded apex. Ovaries about 25-28, depressed-globose, 2-celled; stigma large, discoid. Anthers densely crowded, in groups of 4. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries red

[FWTA]

Araceae, F. N. Hepper. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A climber.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Togo, Zaïre

Culcasia angolensis Welw. ex Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2008 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1265], Cameroon K000437933 No
Jun 1, 2003 Cable, S. [949], Cameroon K000107716 No
Jun 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [2412], Cameroon K000107785 No
Jun 1, 2003 Lane, P. [411], Cameroon K000107715 No
Jun 1, 2003 Sidwell, K. [387], Cameroon K000107696 No
Jun 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7511], Cameroon K000107714 No
Jun 1, 2003 Cable, S. [2852], Cameroon K000107842 No
Jun 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [2130], Cameroon K000107791 No
Jun 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [4208], Cameroon K000107676 No
Jun 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7511], Cameroon K000107713 No
Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [113], Cameroon K000437937 No
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [3799], Cameroon K000437941 No
Jan 1, 1995 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [143], Cameroon K000437938 No
Jan 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [3799], Cameroon K000437936 No
Jan 1, 1992 Jaff, B. [86], Cameroon K000437940 No
Fernando. [102] K000499442 Yes
Welw. [239], Angola K000524460 Yes
Preuss [388], Cameroon Culcasia barombensis K000345910 Yes
Preuss [388], Cameroon Culcasia barombensis K000345911 Yes

First published in J. Bot. 3: 35 (1865)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • 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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo). Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 677
  • Engl., Pflanzenr. 4, 23B: 300
  • F.T.A. 8: 178
  • Morton, W. Afr. Lilies & Orch. 57.
  • in Seem., J. Bot. 3: 35 (1865)

CATE Araceae

  • Brown, N.E. 1901. Aroideae. Flora of Tropical Africa. 8 (1): 137-192

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon. Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

  • 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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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

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