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Current Determination
Amorphophallus taurostigma Ittenb., Hett. & Bogner Family: Araceae Determined By: Ittenbach et al., 1999
Previous Determinations
Amorphophallus hildebrandtii (Engl.) Engl. & Gehrm. Family: Araceae Determined By:
Collection Information
Collectors Peter B. Phillipson
Collector Team Peter B. Phillipson
Collection Number 2584
Collection Date 18 November 1987
Location Madagascar, Toliara, Atsimo-Andrefana
Keywords Beza Mahafaly RS , MAD
Coordinate 23°40'S 044°35'E (-23.6666600, 44.5833300)
Elevation 160 m
Herbaria MO, P, TAN, WAG
Description Spathe pale green at base, shading to dark purple-brown above. Central veins pale green. Veins prominent below. Spathe twisted 360º anti-clockwise, margins slightly undulate, spadix same colour as spathe at base, shading to green-purple above. Female flowers with green ovary and pink brown shallowly 3-lobed stigma. Male pale yellow with 2 shallow grooves across apex. Spadix hollow above mid- point of male part. Corm about 80 mm across, with roots appearring on upper surface, flesh white. Young fruits bright-green, glossy, stem of fruiting plant purple-green. Inflorescence with rotten smell. Beetles found in base of spathe.
Locality Beza Mahafaly Reserve, near Betioky. Parcelle 2. Near stream at N. side below low hills.
Footer MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN HERBARIUM (MO)
Projects: Madagascar

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