Amorphophallus Blume ex Decne. sec CATE Araceae, 2009

Blume ex Decne. 1834. Nouv. Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat.. 3: 366


Distinguishing Features

Seasonally dormant; petiole long, terete, variously spotted or patterned; leaf blade dracontioid, leaf solitary in each growth period; ultimate leaf lobes usually oblong-elliptic, acuminate, with primary lateral veins forming regular submarginal collective vein on each side. Differs from Pseudodracontium in having a 1-4 locular ovary, a terminal appendix which is smooth, rugose, or rarely verrucose or staminodial but not stipitate (Pseudodracontium always has a 1-locular ovary and a staminodial terminal appendix which is separated from the male zone by a naked axial region).


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