1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Callopsis Engl.
      1. Callopsis volkensii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya, E. Tanzania.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    Rhizome slender, creeping; internodes very short. Roots crowded, thick and fleshy. LEAVES glabrous; petiole 3-5 in. long; blade 31/4-5 1/4 in. long, 2-3 1/4 in. broad, cordate-ovate, obtuse, apiculate; basal lobes up to 3/4 in. long, rounded. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 3-31/2 in. long, erect, glabrous. Spathe 1-1 1/4 in. long, 3/4-1 in. broad, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, apiculate (ovate, acuminate, Engler), cuneate at the base and shortly decurrent on the peduncle, expanded at the base, white, glabrous. Spadix slender, shorter than the spathe; male and female parts shortly separated, female adnate to the spathe, unilateral. Ovaries 3-12, laxly subbiseriate, elongate-ovoid, narrowed into a short style; stigma discoid. Anthers crowded in a slender terete spike about 5 lin. long, 1 lin. thick.
    Habitat
    At the foot of trees in virgin forest.
    Distribution
    Mozambique. German East Africa: Usambara; On Msasa Mountain, at the foot of trees in virgin forest between Nderema and the River Sigi.

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Cameroon

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Callopsis volkensii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    18250.000
    34622.000
    51025.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3485], Tanzania 23582.000
    Bogner, J. [218] 37576.000
    Bogner, J. [249], Tanzania 42465.000
    Bogner [218] 56422.000

    First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 27 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0