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

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
lai zhou ya jiao teng
General Description
Lianas. Stem 1–2cm in diam., internodes 3–4cm, branched. Petiole ca. 30 cm, sheathing; pulvinus ca. 15mm; leaf blade broadly ovate, ca. 35 × 25–30cm, leathery, base truncate in outline, pinnately divided; pinnae 3 or 4 on each side, linear-oblong, ca. 14 × 3–4cm, apex falcate-truncate with ascending falcate tip, with 1 or 2 equally parallel costae, sinuses almost reaching midrib. Peduncle 15–18cm × ca. 5mm. Spathe yellow, 10–11.5cm. Spadix sessile, cylindric, ca. 11 × 1.5–2cm. Ovary hexagonal-cylindric, apex truncate; stigma sessile, circular. Berry many seeded. Seeds spotted, oblong, fusiform, ca. 2 × 0.7mm.
Phenology
Fl. May–Aug, mature fr. next year.
Habitat
Dense forests, on trees or stone walls.

Native to:

China South-Central, Hainan, Vietnam

Rhaphidophora laichauensis Gagnep. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 9: 137 (1941)

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.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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/
© 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 2021. 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