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

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
da ye ya jiao teng
General Description
Lianas, very large to gigantic, to 40m, very robust. Stem cylindric, very thick, 3–4cm in diam., internodes 1–6cm. Leaves dense, spiro-distichous; petiole green, canaliculate, 50–70cm; petiolar sheath extending to ca. halfway, soon marcescent; leaf blade light green abaxially, green adaxially, ovate-oblong, very large, 50–70[–90] × 28–50 cm, stiffly leathery, base cordate, margin entire, apex abruptly acuminate; primary lateral veins 10–13 on each side, diverging at 80–90° from midrib. Inflorescences in fascicles of up to 4 inflorescences per synflorescence at tips of primary clinging shoots, appearing axillary. Peduncle green, 15–18 × ca. 2cm. Spathe initially in-rolled, white-green, afterward spreading, light yellow, opening deep yellow, oblong-cymbiform, 20–27 × ca. 16cm, very thick (ca. 2 mm when dry). Spadix sessile, yellow-green, when dry green-black, cylindric, 18–25× ca. 2.5cm, base oblique, apex obtuse Stamens 4; filaments compressed, 2–3 × 0.5–1mm; anthers yellow, small. Ovary tetragonal- or hexagonal-cylindric, ca. 7mm; stigma sessile, punctiform; ovules narrowly ellipsoid or cylindric; funicle long and thin, base hairy. Infructescence broadly cylindric, up to 30 × 5cm.
Habitat
Moist rain forests in limestone areas, on large trees or on limestone.
Phenology
Fl. Apr–Aug.

Native to:

China South-Central, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Rhaphidophora megaphylla H.Li appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boyce, P.C. [1045], China 59404.000
Boyce, P.C. [1148], Thailand 63060.000

First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 15(2): 102 (1977)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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