Spathiphyllum Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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H.W.Schott & S.L.Endlicher 1832. Melet. Bot.. 22

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Distinguishing Features

Evergreen herbs with short, erect to creeping stem; tissues with small trichosclereids occurring in bundles; petiole geniculate apically, sheath long; leaf blade oblong to elliptic, fine venation parallel pinnate; flowers bisexual, perigoniate, tepals free or connate into truncate cup. Differs from Holochlamys in persistent, widely spreading, usually white spathe, and free or connate tepals (Holochlamys always has connate tepals), 2-4-locular ovary, and axile placentation.

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