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Genus :

AMORPHOPHALLUS

Family :

ARACEAE

Description


Tuberous herbs, small to massive, flowering before leafing. Leaves solitary, 3-partite, segments pinnatisect. Flowers monoecious, spathe with limb open or convolute, infundibular, or campanulate,  spadix exserted or included, appendage large, inflorescence cylindric, dense-flowered, sessile or shortly stipitate, males and females contiguous, neuters absent. Stamens 2-4, anthers sessile, cells oblong, pores apical. Ovaries globose or obovoid, 1-4 celled, style short or long, stigma entire, or 2-4 lobed, ovules solitary, subbasilar, anatropous. Fruits subglobose or obovoid berries, ripening orange-red. Seeds 1-few, exalbuminous.

Key to the species

Serial Key Reference
1a. Leaves bulbiferous; petiole smooth; appendage rose-pink; style none A. bulbifer
1b. Leaves not bulbiferous; petiole rough; appendage dark purple; style much longer than the ovary A. paeoniifolius var. campanulatus