Orontium L. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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L. 1753. Sp. Pl.. 324

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Distinguishing Features

Seasonally dormant aquatic herbs with short erect rhizome; petiole cylindric, leaf blade oblong-elliptic; spathe not normally visible, inserted at attachment to rhizome, stipe very long, white apically, spadix cylindric, yellow; flowers bisexual, perigoniate, with 6 tepals. Differs from Symplocarpus in inconspicuous spathe, very long stipe, cylindric spadix and basal placentation. Differs from Calla in leaf shape, presence of perigone, and in lacking ligule on petiole sheath.

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