Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia insulana N.E.Br.

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

[CATE]

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

General Description
Plant climbing reaching 1-5 m above the ground; Anchor roots sparse, 0.5-5 cm long; Stem ± densely verrucose, 3-5 mm thickness when dry; Internodes 1.5-7 cm. LEAVES with petiole 5.5-10 cm, sheathing for more than 3/4 its length; Sheath broad, deeply canaliculate; Blade 10-18 x 3-6 cm, lanceolate ± arcuate assymetric, rarely oblong assymetric, base broadly acute, more rarely cuneate obtuse, apex acuminate, acumen 1-1.5 cm; 4-7 pairs primary veins, all ascending, linking between then by secondary veins; Network of veinlets rather prominent; Translucent glandular dashes and dots ± visible; miniscule and numerous circular excressences on the lower surface of the blade; Absence of parenchyma gaps in the blade. INFLORESCENCES terminal, 1-2; Peduncle shorter than petioles, 3-5 cm; Spathe 2-3 cm, apiculate; Spadix included, claviform, sessile to substipitate; Ovary unilocular; 1-2 ovules, anatropous. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries ovoid.
Distribution
Bioko, Cameroon, Zaire and probably in Centrafrique. In Cameroon, this rare species has been collected in the regions of Mamfe, Kumba and Buea, in damaged forest understorey.

Doubtfully present in:

Central African Repu

Native to:

Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Zaïre

Culcasia insulana N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2019 Zapfack, L. [2041], Cameroon K000746213 No
Apr 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [7785], Cameroon K000107720 No
Sep 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [7332], Cameroon K000107718 No
Sep 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [7202], Cameroon K000107717 No
Apr 1, 1994 Wheatley, J.I. [449], Cameroon K000107719 No
Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [117], Cameroon K000542385 No
Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [334], Cameroon K000437959 No
Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [177], Cameroon K000437960 No
Jan 1, 1994 Tekwe, C. [334], Cameroon K000382194 No
Sep 12, 1979 Mann [325], Equatorial Guinea K000345912 Yes
Sep 12, 1979 Mann [651], Equatorial Guinea K000345913 Yes

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 175 (1901)

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.

Not accepted by

  • 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. [Cited as Culcasia lancifolia.]

Literature

CATE Araceae

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

  • 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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