Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth

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Sauromatum venosum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill, grown from seed Chifwema road, Lusaka

Sauromatum venosum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill, grown from seed Lazy-J, Lusaka

Sauromatum venosum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill, grown from seed Lusaka SE.

Sauromatum venosum

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill, grown from seed Lusaka SE.

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Synonyms: Typhonium venosum (Aiton) Hett. & P.C.Boyce
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Seasonally dormant herb. Tuber depressed globose, 4-10 cm in diameter. Leaf solitary, petiole smooth. Leaf blade pedatifid to pedatisect. Inflorescence smelling strongly of carrion at anthesis.
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Habitat: Humus-rich soil at forest and woodland margins, and wooded termite mounds.
Altitude range: 900 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon and Ethiopia to Mozambique and Angola; also in the Arabian Peninsula and south-central Asia.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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Literature:

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 50 - 52. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 46.

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Flora of Malawi: Sauromatum venosum
Flora of Zambia: Sauromatum venosum
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Sauromatum venosum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sauromatum venosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sauromatum venosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sauromatum venosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sauromatum venosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sauromatum venosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sauromatum venosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sauromatum venosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sauromatum venosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sauromatum venosum
Ispot Southern Africa: Sauromatum venosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sauromatum venosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sauromatum venosum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sauromatum venosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sauromatum venosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sauromatum venosum
Tropicos: Sauromatum venosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Sauromatum venosum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191190, retrieved 11 December 2017

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