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This species is accepted, and its native range is Nepal to S. Central China and Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
da ye nan su
General Description
Lianas, medium to large, to 15m, moderately robust. Stem pale green, terete, 8–12mm in diam., rooting, internodes 2–5cm, terete to weakly sulcate on opposite sides, branching usually short but abundant. Leaves tending to cluster at shoot tips; petiole light green, 10–20cm, shallowly channeled; pulvinus thickened, 8–12mm; petiolar sheath reaching pulvinus, marcescent; leaf blade oblong, elliptic-oblong, or ovate-oblong to oblong-lanceolate, 8–25 × 4–11cm, subleathery, base rounded to subtruncate, margin entire, apex abruptly acuminate or acute; primary lateral veins many, parallel, diverging at 45° from midrib. Inflorescences solitary, terminal on lateral free branches; peduncle erect, distally recurved, robust, 8–10cm; bracts around base early caducous, linear, 6–7cm, membranous. Spathe gaping and thence spreading at anthesis then caducous, dull orange outside, dull yellow to dull orange inside, elliptic-oblong or oblong in outline, 7–9cm, apex with rostrum ca. 10mm. Spadix sessile, ochraceous, pale white, or violet [or yellowish white or yellow], cylindric, 5.5–8cm, ca. 4/5 of total spathe, 1–1.2cm in diam. Stamens shorter than ovary during female anthesis; at male anthesis filaments extending to project thecae beyond pistil; anthers elliptic. Ovary tetragonal- or hexagonal-cylindric, ca. 2 × 2 mm; stigma oblong, small. Infructescence initially green, later turning dull orange prior to stylar plates sloughing away, broadly cylindric, 10–13 × ca. 3cm.
Phenology
Fl. Sep–Oct.
Habitat
Evergreen forests, valley forests, on trees or on stone walls.

[CATE]
Use
The plant is used medicinally for treating fractures, traumatic injuries, rheumatic arthralgia, angina pectoris, bronchitis, and coughs.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

Rhaphidophora peepla (Roxb.) Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Boyce, P.C. [984], Thailand 59596.000
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Meghalaya K000499206 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], Meghalaya K000499207 Unknown type material
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4441] Pothos peepla K001039013
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 4441] Pothos peepla K001039014

First published in Bonplandia (Hannover) 5: 45 (1857)

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.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Toha, A.M.M., Rahman, M.A., Boyce, P.C. & Wilcock, C.C. (2004). Notes on the Araceae 1: Some new recors for Bangladesh Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 28: 347-354.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG 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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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