Sauromatum Schott

Description of the genus

Small to medium sized geophytic herbs. Tuber subglobose or depressed-globose. Stem abbreviated (not lianescent); higher order leaf venation reticulate; leaf not dracontioid (compare Amorphophallus & Anchomanes). Inflorescence solitary; peduncle shorter than petiole; flowers without perianth of free or fused tepals.

Worldwide: A genus of 9 species, the majority in China. One species in the Flora Zambesiaca area.

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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venosum (Aiton) Kunth Description, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Sauromatum
Flora of Mozambique: Sauromatum
Flora of Zambia: Sauromatum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sauromatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sauromatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sauromatum
Wikipedia: Sauromatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sauromatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sauromatum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sauromatum., retrieved 29 November 2021

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