Scaphispatha Brongn. ex Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Brongn. ex Schott 1860. Prodr. Syst. Aroid.. 214

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Distinguishing Features

Small, seasonally dormant, tuberous geophytes; leaves 1-2; leaf blade peltate, cordate-sagittate, with submarginal collective vein, fine venation reticulate; peduncle long, slender; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; stamens connate into synandrium; spathe blade marcescent after flowering; spadix fertile to apex. Differs from Caladium in having the spathe tube gaping widely at anthesis; the style much narrower than the ovary, lacking male and female zones contiguous without sterile flowers in between, placenta 1, basal, solitary seeds.

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