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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Zantedeschia Spreng.
      1. Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria to Tanzania and S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Araceae, S.J. Mayo. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

    Habit
    Tuber ± depressed-globose, ± 7 cm. in diameter.
    Leaves
    Petiole 20–40 cm. long, sheathed from base for about half total length; blade hastate-sagittate; median lobe oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 10–40 cm. long, 5–9 cm. broad, irregularly spotted with small, white-diaphanous, necrotic areas lacking green tissue; basal lobes 5–10 cm. long, truncate, rounded or subacute, widely spreading.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subequal to leaves; peduncle 15–30 cm. long, 0.5–1.2 cm. in diameter.
    Spathe
    Spathe 9–12 cm. long; tube obconic, 5 cm. long, 2–3.5 cm. in diameter, inner surface lemon to greenish yellow, Tanzanian material lacking dark basal patch; limb broadly ovate, long-acuminate, 4–8 cm. long, 5–8 cm. broad, lemon to greenish yellow on inner surface.
    Spadix
    Spadix 5–6.5 cm. long, with naked basal stipe 0.5–0.8 cm. long; staminate part cylindric, subequal to pistillate part, 2–2.8 cm. long, 0.4 cm. in diameter; pistillate part cylindric, 2–2.5 cm. long, 0.8 cm. in diameter, lacking staminodes.
    Stamens
    Stamens 1 mm. long, 0.5 mm. broad.
    Pistil
    Pistil with subglobose ovary 2–3.5 mm. in diameter, narrowing abruptly into a slender 1 mm. long style; stigmas capitate.
    Figures
    Fig. 9/1–8.
    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Nigeria, West Central, East and South Tropical Africa to South Africa.
    General Description
    LEAVES: petiole smooth, without bristles; blade of the leaf 6–18 in. long, 3–9 in. broad across the basal lobes, hastate or occasionally sagittate, with a wide open sinus, the part above the basal lobes very elongate-deltoid or elongate-oblong, acute or acuminate, more than twice as long as broad, green, with numerous elongated, semitransparent, white spots; INFLORESCENCE: Spathe 21/4–41/2 in. long; limb oblique, suberect, acuminate, milk-white, with a dark purple-brown blotch at the base inside; spadix shortly stipitate, scarcely half as long as the spathe, cylindric; ovaries with a sessile or subsessile stigma, pale greenish; staminodia none, or a few around the uppermost ovaries; anthers yellow.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 254 (1880)

    Accepted by

    • Haigh, A. & Boyce, P.C. (2012). Flora Zambesiaca 12(1): 1-54. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae

    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 2008. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.
    • Brown, N.E. 1897. Aroideae Flora Capensis. 7: 32-41

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Cribb & Leedal, Mountain Fl. S. Tanzania: 171, t. 48B (1982).
    • Letty in Bothalia 11: 17, figs. 17–27, t. 5, 6 (1973).
    • Baill. in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 254 (1880).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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