1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Aglaodorum Schott

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Indo-China to W. Malesia.

    [CATE]

    CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011. araceae.e-monocot.org

    General Description
    HABIT : evergreen herbs, rhizomatous, aerenchymatous stem much-branched, creeping. LEAVES : several to many. PETIOLE : terete, sheath short. BLADE : oblanceolate to oblong, thick; midrib very thick, primary lateral veins pinnate, weakly differentiated, higher order venation parallel-pinnate. INFLORESCENCE : solitary. PEDUNCLE : long, subequal to petiole, erect in fruit. SPATHE : oblong, cuspidate, convolute, erect. SPADIX : stipitate, a little shorter than spathe, female zone very short with a single whorl of flowers, male zone subcylindric, fertile to apex. FLOWERS : unisexual, perigone absent. MALE FLOWER : stamens short, prismatic, filaments distinct, connective thickened, thecae oblong, adjacent or opposite, dehiscing by apical pore. POLLEN : inaperturate, ellipsoid, large (mean 59 µm.), exine apparently psilate or verruculate. FEMALE FLOWER : gynoecium surrounded by whorl of 1-3 shorter prismatic staminodes, ovary 1-2-locular, ovule 1 per locule, anatropous, funicle very short, placenta parietal in 1-locular ovaries, stigma broad, discoid, 4-lobed, concave at centre. BERRY : obovoid to ellipsoid, large, pericarp very thick, green. SEED : large, ellipsoid, testa thin, smooth, embryo large, plumule well-developed, endosperm absent.
    Diagnostic
    A creeping rhizomatous helophyte, with pinnate primary lateral veins and spadix with contiguous male and female zones. Differs from Aglaonema in having an inflorescence with a long peduncle, female flowers in a single whorl, a repent stem, and parietal placentation.
    Distribution
    S. Vietnam, W. Malesia.
    Habitat
    Tropical open swamps, especially freshwater tidal zones and brackish water, often growing with Nypa fruticans and Cryptocoryne ciliata; creeping rhizomatous helophyte.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Cambodia, Malaya, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam

    Aglaodorum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Aroid.: 58 (1858)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    CATE Araceae
    Haigh, A., Clark, B., Reynolds, L., Mayo, S.J., Croat, T.B., Lay, L., Boyce, P.C., Mora, M., Bogner, J., Sellaro, M., Wong, S.Y., Kostelac, C., Grayum, M.H., Keating, R.C., Ruckert, G., Naylor, M.F. and Hay, A., CATE Araceae, 17 Dec 2011.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0