Family:
Araceae Juss.

Rhaphidophora crassicaulis Engl. & K.Krause

This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan, Guangxi) to N. Indo-China.

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
cu jing ya jiao teng
General Description
Lianas. Branches dorsiventrally compressed, to 3cm in diam., internodes short. Leaf blade ovate in outline, 30–55 × 22–36cm, leathery, base obtuse, apex acute, pinnately divided; pinnae 6–10 or more per side, reaching midrib or nearly so, linear-falcate, base decurrent, apex truncate; primary lateral veins usually 2–4, equally strong, parallel, along midrib with perforations (8–20 × 2–5mm), pinnae at middle of leaf 15–21 × 1–5cm. Inflorescences terminal on lateral branches, solitary, erect; peduncle robust, cylindric, 12–20 × 1–1.6cm. Spathe unknown. Spadix sessile, white, cylindric, 10–17cm, 2–2.5cm in diam. at base. Ovary cylindric, 6–8 × ca. 2mm; ovules many, oblong, funicle long; style broadly conic; stigma circular.
Phenology
Fr. Nov–Dec.
Habitat
Dense tropical forests, on trees or over stones.

Native to:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Tibet, Vietnam

Rhaphidophora crassicaulis Engl. & K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 23B: 52 (1908)

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

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.
  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae. Flora of China, 23, 1-80.

  • 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

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    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/
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