Family:
Araceae Juss.

Cryptocoryne cordata Griff.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Thailand to W. Malesia.

[CATE]

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

General Description

Plant usually unifoliate; spathe tube white-green, unstriped outside and inside; spathe mouth margins widely recurved and light green; spathe limb plain carmine outside, paler inside, with a white spot at throat level surrounded by light green margins; spadix appendix smooth and glabrous inside the tube.

Habitat

Notes. — The identity and circumscription of C. cordata has been a matter of discussion for a number of years. Recently C. grabowskii Engl. (Borneo), C. zonata De Wit (Borneo), and C. diderici De Wit (Sumatra), all with a chromosome number of 2n = 68, have been referred to C. cordata at the variety level (Jacobsen, 2002)., Since 2002, however, much more material from Borneo has become available for study and the distinction between var. grabowskii and var. zonata at least seems not to be tenable.

[CATE]
Use

The east coast collections with a chromosome number of 2n = 34, cordate leaves and a long spathe tube are referred to var. cordata and the west coast collections with a chromosome number of 2n =102, ovate leaves and a short spathe tube are referred to var. siamensis.

Native to:

Borneo, Jawa, Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand

Cryptocoryne cordata Griff. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 3, 1983 Kerr, A.F.G. [14783], Thailand K000291578 holotype Yes
Dec 3, 1983 Kerr, A.F.G. [14783], Thailand K000291579 isotype Yes
Dec 3, 1983 Kerr, A.F.G. [17094], Thailand K000291580 holotype Yes
Dec 3, 1983 Kerr, A.F.G. [17094], Thailand K000291581 isotype Yes
Jan 1, 1973 Griffith, W. [6012], Malaysia K000291593 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1973 Griffith, W. [6013], Peninsular Malaysia K000291594 Yes
Griffith, W. [6012], Peninsular Malaysia K000291592 isolectotype Yes

First published in Not. Pl. Asiat. 3: 138 (1851)

Accepted by

  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Ipor, I.B., Tawan, C.S., Abai, J., Saupi, N. & Meekiong, K. (2009). Notes on occurrance and distribution of Cryptocoryne species in Sarawak, Malaysia Folia Malaysiana 10: 115-138.
  • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

  • 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

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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