Typhonodorum Schott sec CATE Araceae, 2009
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Schott 1857. Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl.. 7: 70

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Distinguishing Features

Giant helophytes (to 4 m) forming extensive colonies with massive banana-like pseudostem formed by petiole sheaths; leaf blade sagittate, submarginal collective vein present together with 3-4 distinct marginal veins, fine venation parallel-pinnate; peduncle bent downwards in fruit; flowers unisexual, perigone absent; male flower a truncate synandrium; berries large, yellow. Differs from Peltandra in massive pseudostem of petiole sheaths, longer sterile zone between male and female zones and Madagascan range (also naturalized in Pemba, Zanzibar and Mascarene Islands).

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