Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia obliquifolia Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Gabon.

[CATE]

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

Distribution
Gabon and Cameroon where the species was collected uniquely in the region of Kribi.
Habitat
In the understorey of damaged forest or the edge of the sea.
General Description
Plant climbing to 1.5-2 m above the ground; Often erect on stilt roots reaching 1.10 m; Anchor roots few, rather short and pubescent; Stem thick, 3-5 mm when dry, scattered with small warts; Internodes 3-9.5 cm. LEAVES: Petiole long, 11-17 cm, not canaliculate, sheathed for more than 2/3 its length, tips of the sheath rolling in towards themselves; Blade 16.5-28.5 x 8.5-13 cm, ovate-triangular, frequently oblique, brown in the dry state, often marbled yellow green or dark green when fresh, apex acuminate, base largely rounded to subtruncate, extreme base acute, slightly decurrent on petiole; 3-5 pairs of primary veins arcuate ascending, finely dividing into 2 at the departure with the primary vein, forming a prominent, stretched network with the secondary veins; A dense and attenuate network of veinlets; a translucent black, glandular line when fresh, yellow when dry, on the edge of both sides of the primary veins; Numerous translucent glandular dashes and some sparse circular excressences on the lower surface. INFLORESCENCES terminal, 1-3 surrounded by large persistent bracts, 5-6 cm; Peduncle 4-6 cm, pendent in fruit; Spathe green, 2.5-5 cm; Ovary conical, bilocular; Ovules campylotropuous; Stigmas very broad. INFRUCTESCENCES: Berries dark green , ovoid, reaching 2 cm long.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gabon

Culcasia obliquifolia Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2019 Hunt, L. V. [44], Cameroon K000437767 No
Jul 19, 2010 Cable [726], Cameroon K000381289 No
Jul 19, 2010 Cable, S. [828], Cameroon K000381285 No
Sep 1, 1995 Cheek, M. [7214], Cameroon K000107734 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.
  • 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

  • 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