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Typhonium eliosurum (F.Muell. ex Benth.) O.D.Evans
Family Araceae
Typhonium eliosurum (F.Muell. ex Benth.) O.D.Evans APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, deciduous.

Leaves with lamina hastate, deeply 3-lobed to ± triangular, to c. 22 cm long; lobes of lamina 1–12 cm wide, glabrous, shining to dull green; petiole to c. 30 cm long.

Spathe ovoid in lower green part; limb ovate to lanceolate, not opening wide, c. 12 cm long, greenish purple. Spadix as long as spathe, with scattered sterile flowers occupying the entire zone between the male and female zones. Appendix slender, not truncate at base, deep purple-black, smelling of faeces.

Fruit c. 10 mm diam., reddish.


Illustration
H. D. Shaw

Photo © ANBG

Flowering: late spring to early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Rare, chiefly from Wyong to Nowra district, also recorded for Bulahdelah.

Grows on rainforest margins and along creek banks.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC

Threatened species: ROTAP: 3RC-
AVH map***

Text by A. Hay
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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