Typhonium Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Schott 1829. Wiener Z. Kunst. 3: 72

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Distinguishing Features

Very small to medium-sized seasonally dormant or evergreen geophytes; leaf blade linear-lanceolate to sagittate, hastate or pedatifid, fine venation reticulate; inflorescence appearing with leaves; spathe with constriction, tube sometimes with connate margins; spadix male and female zones widely separated by zone bearing sterile flowers and often partially naked; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; placentation basal.

Distribution

Trop. Africa, Arabian Pen. to Mongolia and Australia.

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