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