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This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Yunnan) to N. Indo-China.

[CATE]

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

General Description
Herbs, terrestrial, stoloniferous. Rhizome 20–40 × 3–7cm; stolons 6–10 per plant, pale green, trailing horizontally, simple, 15–20cm × ca. 4mm; internodes cylindric, ca. 4cm, without tubercles. Leaves 5 or 6 together; petiole pale greenish, cylindric, ca. 50 × 1cm, pubescent, proximal half sheathing; leaf blade pale green abaxially, glossy green adaxially, peltate, ovate-cordate, ca. 40 × 25 cm, membranous, pilose; primary lateral veins 7–9 pairs, sharply raised abaxially; marginal vein 1–3mm from margin, inconspicuous. Inflorescences (2 or)3(or 4); peduncle pale green, cylindric, shorter than petioles, ca. 20cm, pubescent. Spathe greenish, constricted between proximal tubular part and limb, proximal part nearly fusiform, 3–6 × ca. 1.2cm; limb basally open, apically convolute, erect, not reflexed, yellowish, oblong-lanceolate, 13–18 × 4–6cm. Spadix sessile, shorter than spathe; female zone green, cylindric, ca. 2 × 1cm, separated from male zone by a narrower zone of synandrodes; ovary ovoid to oblong, ca. 1.5mm, 1-locular; placentae 4 or 5, parietal; stylar region short; stigma disciform-capitate; sterile zone between female and male zones cylindric, ca. 1 cm × 6mm; sterile male flowers: synandrodes depressed obpyramidal, apex subtruncate; male zone yellowish, cylindric, ca. 3.5cm × 7mm; male flowers 8–11-androus; thecae oblong-linear, dehiscing by apical pore; appendix pale yellowish, narrowly conic, ca. 3.5 × 0.5cm, rugose at base. Berry not seen.
Habitat
By streams at humid forest margins.
Phenology
Fl. Mar–Jun.
Vernacular
meng la yu

Native to:

China South-Central, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

Colocasia menglaensis J.T.Yin, H.Li & Z.F.Xu appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Ann. Bot. Fenn. 41: 223 (2004)

Accepted by

  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae in Flora of China @ efloras.org.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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 2021. 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 2021. 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