Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth

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Sauromatum venosum

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Chifwema road, Lusaka SE; Dec 1996.
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Sauromatum venosum

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Lazy-J, Lusaka SE; Jan 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Sauromatum venosum

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Lusaka SE SE; Sep 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Sauromatum venosum

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Lusaka SE SE; Sep 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Arum venosum Aiton
Typhonium venosum (Aiton) Hett. & P.C.Boyce
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Description: Seasonally dormant herb. Tuber depressed globose, 4-10 cm in diameter. Leaf solitary, petiole smooth. Leaf blade pedatifid to pedatisect. Inflorescence smelling strongly of carrion at anthesis.
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon and Ethiopia to Mozambique and Angola; also in the Arabian Peninsula and south-central Asia.
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Content last updated: Monday 28 July 2014

Haigh, A. & Boyce, P. (2012). Araceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(1) Pages 50 - 52. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 46.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Sauromatum venosum., retrieved 28 November 2023

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