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> Monocotyledons > Order: Alismatales
> Family: Araceae
About 150 species, found throughout the Old World tropics,
with three species native to southern Africa and a further species that is
cultivated in the region. The genus includes Amorphophallus titanum
(Titan arum) from Sumatra, which holds the record as the plant with the largest
unbranched inflorescence in the World, with a record height of 2.94 m (see
Species native to southern Africa
of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI),
Flora of Mozambique.
Native distribution includes Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Flora of Zimbabwe. Recorded as a subspecies of Amorphophallus maximus
in African Flowering Plants Database.
Flora of Mozambique but not sure whether it occurs in southern
Mozambique (south of the Zambezi River).
Other species, cultivated in southern Africa
Information from Glen (2002).
Native from India to Melanesia.