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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Araceae
Subfamilia: Aroideae
Tribus: Callopsideae
Genus: Callopsis
Species: C. volkensii

Callopsis Engl., 1895

Type Species: Callopsis volkensii Engl.


Engler, H.G.A., 1895. Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 27


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Callopsis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Callopsis. Published online. Accessed: Nov. 02 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Callopsis in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 02. 2018. Callopsis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Nov. 02.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Callopsis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Callopsis is a monotypic genus from the plant family Araceae and has only one species, Callopsis volkensii. This plant forms a creeping rhizome and has cordate-ovate leaves that are medium green and glaborous. The inflorescence is typical of the family Araceae, with a white spathe and yellow spadix. The spadix is shorter than the spathe and its male and female flowers are separated shortly.[1][2]

It grows at an altitude of 800 m (2,625 ft) in virgin forest in parts of eastern Africa (Kenya and Tanzania). There have been reports of the species in Cameroon, but these remain unconfirmed.[3][4]

Simon J. Mayo, Josef Bogner, Peter C. Boyce: The Genera of Araceae. Royal Botanic Gardens/Kew Publishing, London 1997, ISBN 1-900347-22-9 (full-text as PDF-file; Continental Printing, Belgium 1997).
Flora of Tropical Africa, 'Aroideae', Brown, N.E., 1901, 8 (1):137–192
Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families

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.

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