Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia panduriformis Engl. & K.Krause

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

[CATE]

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

Distribution
It seems not to occur in neighbouring countries. In Cameroon, this species has been observed or collected in the regions of Kribi, Edéa, Buea.
General Description
Plant erect, ca. 50 cm, on stilt roots; Internodes 1-4 cm. LEAVES: Petiole 3-5 cm, almost indistinct from the very broad sheath which ends in 2 quite long ligules often surpassing the base of the blade, 15-30 x 4.5-7 cm, oblanceolate-panduriform, base truncate or slightly cordiform, apex shortly pointed, obliquely excavated; 15-18 pairs of oblique primary veins, ascending towards the edge where they are finely close together; a network of fine veinlets, slightly elongated; long translucent glandular lines in the parenchyma, arcuate ascending. INFLORESCENCE terminal and solitary; peduncle ca. 3.5 cm, erect in fruit; spathe 2-2.5 cm, becoming fibrous in decomposition; ovary bilocular; ovules campylotropous. INFRUCTESCENCE: Berries globose, orange to red, 2-2.5 cm diam.
Diagnostic
This species appears to be close to Culcasia dinklagei, but is distinguished by the truncate or cordiform base of the blade, the indistinct petiole and especially by the network of slightly prominent and elongated veins and veinlets, the primary veins are oblique towards the blade margin.
Habitat
In the understorey of forests crossed by water courses.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gabon

Culcasia panduriformis Engl. & K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 19, 2010 Jaff [49], Cameroon K000381252 No
Jan 1, 1995 Sonké, B. [724], Cameroon K000510781 No
Jan 1, 1995 Watts, J. [937], Cameroon K000510784 No
Jan 1, 1995 Hunt, L. V. [18], Cameroon K000510782 No
Jan 1, 1994 Acworth, J.M. [221], Cameroon K000510776 No
Jan 1, 1994 Acworth, J.M. [184], Cameroon K000510783 No
Jan 1, 1994 Tchouto (Mbatchou), P. [1202], Cameroon K000510779 No
Jan 1, 1994 Ekema, N. [1037], Cameroon K000510777 No
Jan 1, 1994 Akogo, M. [225], Cameroon K000510780 No
Jan 1, 1994 Ndam, N. [1136], Cameroon K000510785 No
Jun 1, 1981 Hepper [4157] K000499432 Yes
Zenker, G.A. [4182], Cameroon K000345916 Yes
Hepper, F.N. [8618], Cameroon K000541578 No

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 54: 289 (1917)

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

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • 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