Family:
Araceae Juss.

Culcasia annetii Ntépé-Nyamè

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

[CATE]

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

Distribution
Guinea, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Cameroon in the regions of Kumba, Douala, Bipindi, Makak, Mbalmayo.
Diagnostic
This species, in a dry state, approaches Culcasia simiarum Ntépé-Nyamè by its ± oblique blade, subpeltate base and the lower surface with numerous small circular excrescences; but it differs by the petioles and peduncles being clearly shorter, and especially by the presence of a fine translucent network in the leaf parenchyma.
General Description
Plant climbing, reaching ca. 2 m above the ground; anchor roots very short, rather numerous; stem not verrucose, 2-3 mm thick when dry; internodes 2.3-7 cm. LEAVES: Petiole ca. 1/3 the blade, 3-6.5 cm, sheathing to a little more than half its length; sheath spreading when fresh; blade 9-22 x 4-7.5 cm, broad lanceolate oblique, a little panduriform, base not cordate, truncate, subpeltate to peltate, apex acute to shortly acuminate; 5-8 pairs of oblique primary veins irregularly reuniting in a collective vein; network rather prominent of secondary and tertiary veins in the mesh of which exists a fine translucent network; glandular lines absent, but rather numerous small circular excressences on the lower surface of the blade. INFLORESCENCES terminal by 2 or by 3; Peduncles shorter than the spathe, 2.5-3.5 cm; Spathe greenish brown, constricted towards the base, 3-5.5 cm, apiculate; Spadix often exserted, shortly stipitate; ovary unilocular, uniovulate; Ovule anatropous. INFRUCTESCENCES: Berries unknown.
Habitat
In forest understorey.

Native to:

Cameroon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia

Culcasia annetii Ntépé-Nyamè appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2019 Cable, S. [398], Cameroon K000510836 No
Jan 1, 1995 Cable, S. [513], Cameroon K000437935 No

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 1984: 314 (1984)

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.

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.
    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