Dracunculus Mill. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Mill. 1754. Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4.

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Distinguishing Features

Seasonally dormant tuberous geophytes; petiole sheaths very long; leaf blade with reticulate fine venation; spadix with a long, smooth appendix, staminodes above male zone only weakly developed; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; gynoecium with apical and basal placentas. Differs from Helicodiceros in male zone of spadix contiguous with female zone, smooth spadix appendix and pedatifid leaf blades that are not spirally twisted upwards.

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