1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Holochlamys Engl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Malesia.

    [CATE]

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

    Diagnostic
    Evergreen herbs with short erect stem; tissues with numerous, small trichosclereids occuring in bundles; petiole geniculate apically, sheath long; leaf blade simple, oblong to lanceolate, with fine venation parallel-pinnate; flowers bisexual, tepals connate into a truncate cup. Differs from Spathiphyllum in having a spathe which withers, then gradually decomposes after anthesis, connate tepals ( Spathiphyllum has free or connate tepals), 1-locular ovary, many ovules and basal placentation.
    Distribution
    E. Malesia.
    Habitat
    Tropical humid forest; on forest floor, particularly along small streams, on river banks or on rocks.
    General Description
    Trichosclereids present. HABIT : evergreen herbs, stem short, upright. LEAVES : several. PETIOLE : geniculate apically. BLADE : oblong-elliptic, or ovate to lanceolate, often oblique, apex cuspidate to acuminate, base attenuate to rounded; primary lateral veins pinnate, running into marginal vein, secondary and tertiary laterals parallel-pinnate, higher order venation forming transverse cross connections, often obscured. INFLORESCENCE : solitary. PEDUNCLE : shorter than petiole. SPATHE : white, with distinct midrib and pinnate primary lateral veins, tightly clasping the spadix, marcescent after anthesis, gradually decomposing. SPADIX : sessile to shortly stipitate, cylindric, fertile to apex. FLOWERS : bisexual, perigoniate; tepals 4, fornicate apically and ± truncate, connate into a truncate cup. STAMENS : 4, filaments short, oblong, subequal to anthers, connective slender, thecae oblong, dehiscing by longitudinal slit. POLLEN : inaperturate, ellipsoid, medium-sized (mean 33 µm., range 32-34 µm.), exine striate. GYNOECIUM : subcylindric to ovoid, ovary 1-locular, ovules many, anatropous, funicle long, placenta basal, stylar region cylindric, ± as broad as ovary, stigma oblong or 3-4-lobed. BERRY : 1-few-seeded. SEED : irregularly oblong-ellipsoid, narrowed towards micropyle, testa minutely verrucose or smooth, embryo elongate, endosperm copious.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea

    Holochlamys Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Malesia 1: 265 (1883)

    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.

    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.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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