Peltandra Raf. sec CATE Araceae, 2009

Raf. 1819. J. Phys. Chim. Hist. Nat. Élément. 89: 102


Distinguishing Features

Seasonally dormant helophytes with short, hypogeal rthizome; leaf blade sagittate, hastate or rarely cordate, fine venation parallel-pinnate becoming reticulate near margin, submarginal collective vein and marginal veins present; peduncle bent downwards in fruit; spathe with constriction, after flowering blade withering, tube persistent; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; male flower a truncate synandrium . Differs from Typhonodorum in lacking pseudostem of petiole sheaths, staminodes of female flowers often partly or completely connate into a cup-like synandrode and eastern North American range.


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