Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia dinklagei Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

[CATE]

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

General Description
Plant erect on ± pubescent stilt roots, stem often rhizomatous, 15 - 60 cm; Internodes short, 1-1.5 cm. LEAVES: Petiole 2-9.5 cm, sheathed for half or more than 2/3 its length; Sheath very broad, striate longitudinally, almost enclosing in the stem and ending abruptly in 2 more or less long auricles; Blade 12-36 x 4-18 cm, oblanceolate to obovate, assymetric, narrowed towards the base, acute to obtuse-rounded, apex obtuse or shortly acuminate excavated; 7-15 pairs of primary veins arcuate ascending; network of veins and veinlets strongly anastomosing on the lower surface; long translucent glandular lines in the parenchyma, arcuate ascending. INFLORESCENCES solitary or in twos; Peduncle 2-7 cm, becoming pendent in fruit; spathe green or yellowish, slowly decomposing to fibres. 2-4.5 cm; Female flowers pink; Stigma depressed, nipple-like, striate radially; ovary subglobose, bilocular; ovules campylotropous, axillary. INFRUCTESCENCES: Berries orange or red, globose or more ao less lobes, 15-25 mm.
Distribution
Forest zones, from Guinea to Congo; Common in Gabon and Cameroon where this species occurs generally in riparian forest zones (Kribi, Loldorf, Yabassi, Douala, Sangmélima, Abong, Mbang, Bertoua, Batouri, Yokadouma), in shaded, humid understorey or swamps.

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Zaïre

Culcasia dinklagei Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2019 Harris, D.J. [3677], Cameroon K000437915 No
Mar 1, 2019 Cable, S. [1431], Cameroon K000437942 No
Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [977], Cameroon K000437952 No
Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [5397], Cameroon K000437961 No
Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [459], Cameroon K000437951 No
Mar 1, 2019 Akogo, M. [54], Cameroon K000437950 No
Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [11168], Cameroon K000339223 No
Mar 1, 2019 Watts, J. [755], Cameroon K000437916 No
Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [899], Cameroon K000437947 No
Mar 1, 2019 Cable, S. [578], Cameroon K000437917 No
Mar 1, 2019 Cheek, M. [11262], Cameroon K000339216 No
Mar 1, 2019 Nkeng, P. [33], Cameroon K000437963 No
Mar 1, 2019 Khayota, B. [483], Cameroon K000437966 No
Mar 1, 2019 Khayota, B. [461], Cameroon K000437965 No
Mar 1, 2019 Harvey, Y.B. [174], Cameroon K000339217 No
Mar 1, 2019 Wheatley, J.I. [699], Cameroon K000437949 No
Mar 1, 2019 von Rege, I. [19], Cameroon K000437962 No
Mar 1, 2019 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1037], Cameroon K000437954 No
Mar 1, 2019 von Rege, I. [34], Cameroon K000437955 No
Mar 1, 2019 Mbani, J. M. [62], Cameroon K000437948 No
Mar 1, 2019 Akogo, M. [15], Cameroon K000437953 No
Jul 19, 2010 Etuge [200], Cameroon K000541597 No
Jun 1, 1997 Schoenenberger, J. [207], Cameroon K000542380 No
Jun 1, 1997 Cable, S. [2171], Cameroon K000542379 No
Jan 1, 1995 Sonké, B. [1065], Cameroon K000437944 No
Jan 1, 1994 Watts, J. [1178], Cameroon K000437943 No
Jan 1, 1994 Sonké, B. [1148], Cameroon K000381286 No
Ekema, N. [908], Cameroon K000437945 No

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 418 (1899)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • 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

CATE Araceae

  • Ntépé-Nyame, C. 1988. 31. Aracées. Flore du Cameroun. 140 pp.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
  • 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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0