1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Pedicellarum M.Hotta

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Borneo.

    [CATE]

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

    Habitat
    Appears closely related to Pothos series Goniuri, in which the spadix also has a slender axis and the flowers are distant.
    General Description
    HABIT : climbing, shrubby herbs, branches distichously leaved, branching from below the nodes, juvenile shoots are of shingle form, flowering shoots producing flagelliform branches. LEAVES : several. PETIOLE : sometimes pubescent in young leaves, geniculate at apex, sheathed for the most part. BLADE : lanceolate to narrowly elliptic (nearly orbicular in shingle form), acuminate; primary lateral veins pinnate, forming submarginal collective vein, 1-2 distinct marginal veins also present, higher order venation reticulate. INFLORESCENCE : arising below the nodes, bearing several short cataphylls at base of peduncle. PEDUNCLE : shorter than spadix, subequal to or longer than petiole, very slender. SPATHE : small, fully expanded, ovate-cordate, membranaceous. SPADIX : sparsely and very laxly flowered, axis flexuose, minutely hispid-papillose. FLOWERS : bisexual, perigoniate, on short pedicels, receptacle large and conspicuous; tepals connate, forming cup-like structure. STAMENS : 6 , filaments broad, flattened, connective slender, thecae ellipsoid, latrorse, dehiscing by longitudinal slit. POLLEN : monosulcate, ellipsoid-oblong, small (mean 17 µm.), exine reticulate, muri minutely tuberculate. GYNOECIUM : obpyramidal, excavated at apex, ovary 3-locular, ovules 1 per locule, anatropous, placenta axile at base of septum, stigma sessile, umbonate. BERRY : obovoid, 1-3-seeded, red. SEED : compressed-ellipsoid, testa smooth, thin, embryo large, endosperm absent.
    Distribution
    Borneo.
    Diagnostic
    Shrubby, slender climbing hemiepiphytes; petiole free, geniculate apically, sheath distinct; leaf blade lanceolate to elliptic, with reticulate fine venation and submarginal collective veins; inflorescences arising below nodes; flowers bisexual, perigoniate, laxly arranged; ovaries 3-locular. Differs from Pothos in pedicellate flowers and tepals connate into cup-like structure.

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    Distribution

    Pedicellarum M.Hotta appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 27: 61 (1976)

    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.
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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