Dracontium L. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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L. 1753. Sp. Pl.. 967

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Distinguishing Features

Tuberous geophytes, often robust, sometimes gigantic; petiole usually verrucose-asperate and variegated transversely, only weakly geniculate apically; leaves usually solitary, blade dracontioid, ultimate leaflets mostly acuminate, fine venation reticulate; spadix usually hidden within spathe; flowers bisexual, perigoniate; seed verrucose to almost smooth. Differs from Pycnospatha in presence of perigone, smooth red berries, and Neotropical range.

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