Dieffenbachia Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Schott 1829. Wiener Z. Kunst. 3: 820

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Distinguishing Features

Evergreen helophytes or terrestrial herbs with erect to decumbent aerial stems, internodes distinct, green; leaf blade simple, ovate to oblanceolate often variegated; spathe tube usually rather elongated, persistent into fruit and then splitting to reveal scarlet or orange berries; female zone of spadix entirely adnate to spathe, laxly flowered; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; male flower a truncate synandrium. Differs from Bognera in having female flowers each with a whorl of 4-5 staminodes and parallel-pinnate fine leaf venation.

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