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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Brazil.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Distribution

Southeastern Brasil (States of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais)

General Description

Small sized geophytic herbs, usually less than 80 cm tall. Corm hypogeous, sub-globbose, 2-4 x 2-3.5 cm, laxly covered by sparse fibers, with occasional globose cormels. Leaves 2-4 per plant, petioles 20-60, green, not obviously waxy, sheathed to 1/2 of its length, sheath involute; leaf blade pandurate, to subhastate usually held 45° erect, 16-23 x 9-13 cm, somewhat oblique, matte medium green adaxially, paler and matte green adaxially, primary lateral nerves 3-5 per side, arising at an angle of 50-60°, leaf rounded, denuded portion of basal rib 1.5-3 cm, posterior lobes obliquely elliptic, apex obtuse to rounded. Inflorescences usually solitary, petioles 10-15 cm long. Spathe 12-15 cm long, tube 3-4 cm, greenish outside, white inside, lamina 9-11 cm, clear green in both surfaces. Details of spadix not available for study.

Native to:

Brazil Southeast

Xanthosoma riedelianum (Schott) Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bleher [s.n.], Brazil K001183934
Brazil Xanthosoma riedelianum var. brancoanum 29047.287

First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 15: 33 (1865)

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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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