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Culcasia striolata[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Culcasieae
Genus: Culcasia
P. Beauv., 1803[2]

Denhamia Schott

Culcasia is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family, native to tropical Africa.[2][3] Most of its species are climbers and resemble Cercestis except for the fact that they don't produce flagella.[4]

  1. Culcasia angolensis Welw. ex Schott - western + central Africa from Senegal to Angola
  2. Culcasia annetii Ntépé-Nyamè - Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia
  3. Culcasia bosii Ntépé-Nyamè - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville
  4. Culcasia brevipetiolata Bogner - Gabon
  5. Culcasia caudata Engl. - Zaïre
  6. Culcasia dinklagei Engl - western + central Africa from Liberia to Zaïre
  7. Culcasia ekongoloi Ntépé-Nyamè - central Africa from Nigeria to Zaïre
  8. Culcasia falcifolia Engl. - central Africa from Gabon east to Tanzania and south to Mozambique
  9. Culcasia glandulosa Hepper - Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Congo-Brazzaville
  10. Culcasia insulana N.E.Br. - Zaïre, Cameroon, Gulf of Guinea Islands
  11. Culcasia lanceolata Engl. - Cameroon, Gabon
  12. Culcasia liberica N.E.Br. - Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Togo
  13. Culcasia linearifolia Bogner - Cameroon, Gabon
  14. Culcasia loukandensis Pellegr - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Zaïre, Central African Republic
  15. Culcasia mannii (Hook.f.) Engl. - Cameroon, Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea
  16. Culcasia obliquifolia Engl. - Cameroon, Gabon
  17. Culcasia orientalis Mayo - Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia
  18. Culcasia panduriformis Engl. & K.Krause - Cameroon, Gabon
  19. Culcasia parviflora N.E.Br. - western + central Africa from Liberia to Zaïre
  20. Culcasia rotundifolia Bogner - Gabon
  21. Culcasia sanagensis Ntépé-Nyamè - Cameroon
  22. Culcasia scandens P.Beauv. - western + central Africa from Liberia to Angola
  23. Culcasia seretii De Wild - western + central Africa from Liberia to Zaïre
  24. Culcasia simiarum Ntépé-Nyamè - western Africa from Ivory Coast to Cameroon
  25. Culcasia striolata Engl. - western + central Africa from Liberia to Congo-Brazzaville
  26. Culcasia tenuifolia Engl. - western + central Africa from Liberia to Zaïre
  27. Culcasia yangambiensis Louis & Mullend. - Congo-Brazzaville, Zaïre


  1. ^ Adolf Engler - Book "Das Pflanzenreich" issued 1920
  2. ^ a b c d Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.