The genus Amorphophallus Bl. ex Decne. is distributed in the palaeotropics with nearly one hundred species. One very rare taxon, Amorphophallus staudtii (Engl.) N.E.Br. wasrediscovered by the first author (W .B.) in the Ivory Coast 81 years after the first and only collection in the Cameroons. A detailed description and illustrations of the species and its natural habitat are given.