Rhodospatha Poepp. sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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E.F.Poeppig & S.L.Endlicher 1845. Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl.. 3: 91

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Distinguishing Features

Evergreen, climbing hemiepiphytes; trichosclereids abundant; leaf blades entire, oblong-elliptic, secondary and tertiary veins parallel-pinnate, fine venation transversely reticulate; spathe deciduous after flowering; flowers bisexual, perigone absent. Differs from Stenospermation in climbing hemiepiphytic habit, axile placentation, seeds flattened, rounded-reniform. Differs from Monstera in having entire leaf blades, seeds less than 3 mm long and lenticelular and in the presence of endosperm.

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