1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sauromatum Schott
      1. Sauromatum gaoligongense J.C.Wang & H.Li

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (W. Yunnan).

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    Tuber depressed globose, ca. 2cm high, 2.5–3.5cm in diam., producing several annual offsets. Petiole uniformly green or dark purple, to 40cm, proximally often developing intercalary, irregular bulbils; leaf blade deeply 5–13-pedatifid; central lobe elliptic to obovate, to 12 × 5cm; lateral lobes progressively smaller. Inflorescence appearing before leaves; peduncle largely subterranean, yellowish green with a few scattered purple spots, 4–5cm × 3–6mm. Spathe closed at base, outside purplish brown, inside whitish, base triangular-ovate, to 3 × 2.8cm, tapering to constricted apex; limb strongly convolute at base, slightly arching, outside brownish purple with a few darker spots, inside pale purple, narrowly oblong, ca. 7 × 2.5cm, apex long acuminate. Spadix shorter than spathe, ca. 6cm; female zone cylindric, ca. 4 × 5–6mm; ovary obovoid, 1-loculed, 2-ovuled; sterile zone narrowly conic, ca. 3cm, carrying staminodes in proximal half, these distally progressively shorter and finally disappearing, distally grooved, verruculose; staminodes clavate, distally changing to aristate and upcurved; male zone oblong, ca. 1cm × 3mm; male flowers purple, with 1 stamen, pores apical; appendix stipitate, clavate, ca. 1.6cm, apex narrowly fusiform-conic, rugose.
    Habitat
    Broad-leaved evergreen forests, shaded ravines.
    Vernacular
    gong shan ban long yu

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Sauromatum gaoligongense J.C.Wang & H.Li appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Bot. Yunnan., Suppl. 11: 61 (1999)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Not accepted by

    • 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. [Cited as Typhonium gaoligongense.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0