Piptospatha N.E.Br. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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N.E.Br. 1879. Gard. Chron.. , n.s., 1879(1): 138

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Distinguishing Features

Small to medium-sized rheophytes; petiole sheath with a long marcescent ligule; leaf blade apex with tubular mucro, fine venation parallel-pinnate; spathe blade falling or deliquescent after anthesis; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; anther thecae lacking horn- or needle-like projections. Differs from Schismatoglottis in lacking spathe constriction, long-ligulate petiole sheaths, spadix fertile almost to apex and hemiorthotropous to orthotropous ovules.

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