Montrichardia Crueg. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Crueg. 1854. Bot. Zeitung (Berlin). 12: 25

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Distinguishing Features

Robust to gigantic, rhizomatous helophytes forming large colonies along rivers with erect aerial stems and well-developed internodes sometimes bearing prickles; leaves borne in apical crown; leaf blade cordate-sagittate to hastate (rarely trisect), fine venation reticulate; spadix fertile to apex, male and female zones contiguous; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; stamens free; berries furrowed and excavated at apex, seeds large, brown.

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