Amorphophallus mossambicensis (Schott) N.E. Br.

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Amorphophallus mossambicensis

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Grown Energy Sugar Estates, near Zambezi River, Sena.

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Synonyms: Amorphophallus swynnertonii Rendle
Corynophallus mossambicensis
Hydrosome mossambicensis
Common names: Black Arum (English)
Status: Native
Tuber, leaf and inflorescence description as per genus. A. mossambicensis is distringuished from A. abyssinicus subsp. unyikae by the spadix which is equal to or longer than the spathe, interrupted irregular ribs of the basal region inside the spathe tube and pollen morphology.
Derivation of specific name: mossambicensis: from Mozambique
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Flowering time:Oct-Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Democratic Republic of Congo to Tanzania south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 41 - 42.

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Flora of Zambia: Amorphophallus mossambicensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Amorphophallus mossambicensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Amorphophallus mossambicensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Amorphophallus mossambicensis., retrieved 22 June 2024

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