Eminium Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Schott 1856. Syn. Aroid.. 16

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Distinguishing Features

Seasonally dormant tuberous geophytes; petiole sheaths relatively long; leaf blade oblong to deeply pedatifid with outermost lobes spiralling on twisted basal ribs, fine venation reticulate; peduncle often greatly thickened at apex; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; terminal sterile appendix of spadix sometimes rugose; placentation basal to subbasal. Differs from Typhonium in having infructescence borne at or below ground level, berries white to pale lilac, pericarp firm, not juicy; sterile zone between male and female zones covered entirely with subulate, sometimes flattened sterile flowers; also differs in Middle East and south central Asia range.

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