1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Alloschemone Schott

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. Brazil to Bolivia.

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic
    Climbing hemiepiphytes with abundant trichosclereids; stem epidermis becoming distincly corky and longitudinally furrowed with age; adult leaf blade pinnatifid, flowers bisexual. Differs from Monstera in that it has a 1-locular ovary, ovule solitary, amphitropous with basal placentation.
    Habitat
    Tropical humid forest; climbing hemiepiphytes.
    General Description
    HABIT : evergreen climbing herbs, stem epidermis becoming distinctly corky and longitudinally furrowed with age. LEAVES : large, juvenile leaves unknown. PETIOLE : geniculate apically, thickened at base, sheath short. BLADE : pinnatifid, subcordate, lobes (pinnae) acute, falcate, 4-6 per side, primary lateral veins 1 per lobe (pinna), secondary laterals ± parallel-pinnate, higher order venation reticulate. INFLORESCENCE : solitary. PEDUNCLE : shorter than petiole. SPATHE : ovate-cymbiform, deciduous. SPADIX : stipitate, cylindric, apex obtuse. FLOWERS : bisexual, perigone absent. STAMENS : 4, filaments flattened, free or connate, shorter than ovary, thecae oblong, dehiscing laterally by oblique, apical, pore-like slit. POLLEN : not fully zonate, ellipsoid, medium-sized (mean 46 µm), exine shallowly foveolate. GYNOECIUM : ovary prismatic, 1-locular, with abundant locular mucilage, ovule 1, amphitropous, funicle with trichomes, placenta basal, stylar region densely packed with trichosclereids, stigma sessile, elliptic. BERRY : unknown. SEED : unknown.
    Distribution
    N. Brazil to Bolivia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia, Brazil North

    Alloschemone Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Aroid., App.: 99 (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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Bogner, J., Boyce, P.C. & Sakuragui, C.M. 2001. A revision of Alloschemone Schott (Araceae: Monstereae). Aroideana. 24: 80-93

    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