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This species is accepted, and its native range is Maluku.

[CATE]

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

General Description
Medium, moderately robust, semipachycaul (?) homeophyllous (?) liane to unknown ultimate height; seedling stage, pre-adult and adult shoot architecture unknown; stems smooth, terete in cross-section, internodes 1.5-2.5 cm; roots not observed; petiole deeply canaliculate adaxially, 12-15 cm long; petiolar sheath prominent, extending to c. 1.5 cm from apical geniculum, long persistent; LEAVES: lamina entire, falcate-lanceolate-elliptic, 25-30 x 2.5-3.2 cm, thinly coriaceous, base acute, apex acuminate; primary venation pinnate, slightly raised abaxially and adaxially; secondary and tertiary venation ± obscure parallel to primary lateral veins; INFLORESCENCE unknown.
Distribution
Maluku. Endemic, known only from the type.

Native to:

Maluku

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

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 23B: 36 (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.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • P.C. Boyce 2000. The Genus Rhaphidophora Hassk. (Araceae-Monsteroideae-Monstereae) in the Southern and Western Indonesian Archipelago Gardens Bulletin Singapore. 52: 101-183

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