Family:
Araceae Juss.

Cryptocoryne ciliata var. latifolia Rataj

This variety is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China to W. & Central MAlesia.

[CATE]

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

General Description

Deciduous herb to 0.6 m tall. Subterranean stem a subglobose tuber, 3–5 cm across × 2–3.5 cm high, cream. Pseudostem 25–30 × ca 2 cm at base, pale green or magenta. Cataphylls to 30 cm long, similar in colour to the pseudostem; petiole 20–25 × 1 cm at the base, similar in colour to the pseudostem, with faint pink stripes in the upper part; leaf blade trifoliolate; leaflets 20–25 × ca 15 cm, margins entire, apex acuminate, ending in a short arista, 0.5 cm long, subsessile or shortly petiolulate, dark green, glossy above, underside paler with slightly raised veins; central leaflet broadly elliptic-ovate, base convex or cuneate; lateral leaflets asymmetrical, ovate, base convex. Inflorescence held slightly above the foliage; peduncle 20–30 cm long × ca 6 mm wide, similar in colour to the petiole; spathe tube cylindrical, 6–7 × 1.5–2 cm; spathe limb ovate-lanceolate, 7–10 × 3.5–4 cm, acuminate; spadix appendix long exserted from the spathe at anthesis, cylindrical, 8–15 cm long × 4–6 mm across at base, sessile, ending outside the tube in a carmine, long, filiform and pendulous tail covered with filiform, dark carmine, bristly projections, these ca 25 mm long; fertile zone staminate or bisexual, 2–3 cm long; staminate flowers loosely arranged, 2–4-androus, anthers carmine, on short stalks; thecae dehiscent by elongate pores; pistillate flowers loosely arranged; ovaries ovoid, green; stigma penicillate, on a short style. Infructescence on an erect peduncle, subcylindrical, ca 2.2 × 1.8 cm; fruits densely packed, ovoid, red, 3–4 mm wide. Seeds globose, ca 1–2 mm diam.

Native to:

Borneo, Cambodia, Malaya, Philippines, Thailand

Cryptocoryne ciliata var. latifolia Rataj appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Stud. Ceskoslov. Akad. Ved 3: 38 (1975)

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 Cryptocoryne ciliata.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Cryptocoryne ciliata.]

  • 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 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