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This species is accepted, and its native range is Himalaya to S. China and Indo-China.
Rhaphidophora hookeri

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
mao guo shan long
General Description
Lianas, medium to large, to 15m, moderately robust. Stem mid-green, cylindric, 8–12[–20]mm in diam., internodes short, 5–10mm. Leaves clustered at shoot tips; petiole 12–30cm, channeled, margins sharp; pulvini distinct, 1–2cm; petiolar sheath reaching to or just short of apical pulvinus; leaf blade obliquely oblong, 27.5–45 × 15–30cm, thinly leathery, midrib and primary veins minutely pubescent, base rounded, truncate, or subcordate, apex with an acumen 15–20mm; primary lateral veins diverging at 40–70° from midrib (angle smaller toward apex of blade). Inflorescences solitary at tips of free lateral shoots; peduncle pendent, 3–5cm, subtended by 1 or 2 cataphylls; cataphylls caducous, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3–6cm. Spathe outside green or gray-green, inside yellow, oblong-ovate, 5–6[–10]cm, thick, rostrum ca. 15mm. Spadix sessile, yellow, obovoid, cylindric, or elliptic, 4.5–5.5 × 1.5–1.75cm, at fruiting stage ca. 8.5 × 3.5cm. Filaments ca. 2mm; anthers oblong; staminodes 4, usually around base of ovary in distal part of spadix. Ovary hexagonal-cylindric; stigma subsessile, yellow, drying brown, longitudinally oblong; ovules many with slender funicle. Infructescences pendent from tips of lateral shoots, broadly cylindric, 10–14 × ca. 3cm; stigmas prominent.
Phenology
Fl. Mar–Jul.
Habitat
Dense forests in mountain valleys, on large trees.

[CATE]
Use
The stems are used medicinally for treating fractures.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Rhaphidophora hookeri Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boyce, P.C. [838], Vietnam 60481.000
Boyce, P.C. [1125], Thailand 62930.000
Hooker, J.D. [5], Sikkim K000499202 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [5], Sikkim K000499203 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [5], Sikkim K000499204 Unknown type material

First published in Prodr. Syst. Aroid.: 381 (1860)

Accepted by

  • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
  • 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.
  • Sarder, N.U. & Hassan, M.A. (eds.) (2018). Vascular flora of Chittagong and the Chittagong Hill Tracts 1: 1-897. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • 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.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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