Amorphophallus maximus

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Amorphophallus maximus


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Aroideae
Tribus: Thomsonieae
Genus: Amorphophallus
Species: Amorphophallus maximus
Subspecies: A. m. subsp. fischeri – A. m. subsp. maximus


Amorphophallus maximus (Engl.) N.E.Br. in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 8: 157 (1901).


  • Basionym
    • Hydrosme maxima Engl. in Candolle & Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 2: 323 (1879).
  • Homotypic
    • Corynophallus maximus (Engl.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 741 (1891).

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:
  • Continental: Africa
      • Kenya; Somalia; Tanzania; Zimbabwe

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names[edit]

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