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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Tibet to China (Yunnan).

[CATE]

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

General Description

Lianas. Juvenile stems dark green, rooting, creeping on humus soil of forest understories or over bark mosses on trees, back rounded, moniliform or torulose, internodes thickened, 10–20 × 5–7mm. Petiole 20–25cm; sheath caducous, membranous; pulvinus ca. 10mm; leaf blade light green abaxially, green adaxially, black-brown when dry, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 10–27 × 5–12cm, subleathery, base obliquely rounded, apex acuminate or caudate, unequally pinnately lobed; pinnae 2 or 3 on each side, or only on 1 side and other side entire, sinuses reaching to 2–3cm from midrib, sometimes on mature branches some leaf blades pinnately lobed and others entire, or all leaf blades entire; lateral veins 9 or 10 on each side of midrib, ascending obliquely. Inflorescence nearly terminal; peduncle erect, green, robust, 12–14cm. Spathe early caducous, spreading, light yellow-green, ovate, 14–16cm. Spadix sessile, pale yellow, cylindric, 12–13 × 2–3cm, base oblique, apex obtuse. Flowers bisexual. Stamens 4; anthers sessile. Ovary green-white, pentagonal-cylindric, ca. 8 × 4mm, apex truncate; ovules oblong, with slender funicle, parietal; stigma sessile, yellow-brown, oblong. Berry free, juicy, orange, apex yellow-green, obconic, ca. 6 × 4mm, 4–6-angulate.

Habitat

Evergreen forests, mossy forests, on large trees.

Native to:

China South-Central

Rhaphidophora luchunensis H.Li appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 15(2): 103 (1977)

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.

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