Checklist: Araceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Malawi have been excluded.

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Dyer, R.A. (1976) The Genera of southern African flowering plants. Vol. 2 (Monocotyledons). Department of Agricultural Technical Services, Pre  
Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012) Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1)   
Hepper, F.N. (1973) Lemnaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa   
Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10   
Mayo, S.J. (1985) Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa   
NamesFZ Divisions
Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth N,C,S
Arum venosum Aiton
Typhonium venosum (Aiton) Hett. & P.C.Boyce
690.000 CULCASIA P. Beauv.  
Culcasia falcifolia Engl. N,S
Culcasia scandens sensu Engl.
692.000 ZAMIOCULCAS Schott  
Zamioculcas zamiifolia (Lodd.) Engl. S
Caladium zamiifolium Lodd.
Zamioculcas lanceolata Peter
Zamioculcas loddigesii Schott
693.000 GONATOPUS Engl.  
Gonatopus angustus N.E. Br. S
Gonatopus rhizomatosus Bogner & Oberm.
Gonatopus boivinii (Decne.) Engl. S
Zamioculcas boivinii Decne.
Gonatopus clavatus Mayo S
723.000 AMORPHOPHALLUS Blume ex Decne.  
Amorphophallus abyssinicus (A. Rich.) N.E. Br.
subsp. unyikae (Engl. & Gehrm.) Ittenb. N
Amorphophallus unyikae Engl. & Gehrm.
Amorphophallus impressus Ittenb. S
Amorphophallus maximus (Engl.) N.E. Br.
subsp. fischeri (Engl.) Ittenb. ex Govaerts & Frodin ?
Amorphophallus fischeri (Engl.) N.E. Br.
Amorphophallus schliebenii Mildbr.
Hydrosme fischeri Engl.
748.000 ZANTEDESCHIA Spreng.  
Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.
subsp. albomaculata N,C,S
Richardia albomaculata Hook.
Zantedeschia melanoleuca (Hook. f.) Engl.
Zantedeschia tropicalis (N.E. Br.) Letty var. tropicalis
755.000 COLOCASIA Schott  
*Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Colocasia antiquorum Schott
764.000 STYLOCHAETON Lepr.  
Stylochaeton cuculliferus Peter N
Stylochaeton natalensis Schott
subsp. natalensis S
Stylochaeton gazensis Rendle
Stylochiton hennigii Engl.
Stylochaeton puberulus N.E. Br. N,C,S
791.000 PISTIA L.  
Pistia stratiotes L. N,C,S
794.000 SPIRODELA Schleid.  
Spirodela polyrrhiza (L.) Schleid. N,S
Lemna polyrrhiza L.
795.000 LEMNA L.  
Lemna aequinoctialis Welw. N,S
Lemna angolensis Hegelm.
Lemna paucicostata Engelm.
Lemna perpusilla Torr.
796.010 WOLFFIELLA (Hegelm.) Hegelm.  
WOLFFIOPSIS Hartog & Plas  
Wolffiella hyalina (Delile) C.Monod. S
Pseudowolffia hyalina (Delile) Hartog & Plas
Wolffia repanda Hegelm.
Wolffiella welwitschii (Hegelm.) C. Monod S
Wolffiopsis welwitschii (Hegelm.) Hartog & Plas

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Checklist: Araceae., retrieved 5 December 2023

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