1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Sauromatum Schott
      1. Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to S. Central China.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Underground part a subglobose tuber, 1–1.5cm high, 0.5–1.2cm in diam., producing annual offsets. Petiole 10–30cm; leaf blade simple and ovate-lanceolate, 2–22 × 1–25cm, cuneate to hastate, 3–5-lobed or pedately 5–9-sect, lobes elliptic to linear. Inflorescence appearing just before or alongside leaves; peduncle 3–14cm. Spathe base oblong-ovoid, 2–4 × 1–2cm; limb outside green, sometimes flushed with purple or purple all over, inside dark purple or greenish with dark purple veins and flushes, oblong-lanceolate, 4–13 × 2–5cm, apex acuminate to shortly caudate. Spadix shorter than spathe, 4–12cm; female zone cylindric, 0.5–1.5 cm × 4–7 mm; ovary: basal half white, apical half purple, ellipsoid; stigma sessile, white; sterile zone 1–3 cm, base swollen and with long staminodes, rest fusiform, with verrucate staminodal structures; proximal staminodes clavate, with only apical part distinctly and abruptly swollen, basal part filiform, whitish with purple flushes, clavate part yellow with a purple tip or purple; staminodal structures consisting of narrowly elliptic, shallow ridges with verrucate-corrugate surface, white, pale purple, or violet; male zone cylindric, 0.6–1.3cm × 1.5–7mm; appendix blackish purple, broadly to narrowly cylindric, 1–7cm × 2–8mm, obtuse or subacute.
    Habitat
    Open grasslands, meadows, alpine damp open ground.
    Vernacular
    gao yuan li tou jian

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya

    Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 2004 Bleakworth, R. [8928], India Typhonium diversifolium K000099895 Unknown type material
    Nepal Typhonium diversifolium 41036.000
    Wallich [8933], Nepal Typhonium diversifolium K000950263
    Wallich [8933], Nepal Typhonium diversifolium K000099903 Unknown type material
    Wallich [8933], Nepal Typhonium diversifolium K000099904 Unknown type material
    Wallich [8933], Uttaranchal Typhonium diversifolium K000099905
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8933], Nepal Typhonium diversifolium K001131872
    Blinkworth, R. [Cat. no. 8933], India Typhonium diversifolium K001131873

    First published in Taxon 59: 445 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae in Flora of China @ efloras.org.

    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.
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