1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Anadendrum Schott
      1. Anadendrum marcesovaginatum P.C.Boyce

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Thailand.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Evergreen, medium-sized, moderate lianescent herb to 2 m. Stem of adult plants root-climbing. Leaves distichous scattered on climbing shoots, barely congested into loose fans at shoot tips where flowering events occur, these flowering modules soon overtopped by primary shoot reiteration and then displaced to appear morphologically lateral. Lamina oblong-lanceolate, often somewhat falcate, weakly oblique, 22–25 by 8–9 cm, base cuneate, apex acuminate, apiculate, dark green above, paler below when fresh, drying black-brown above, very slightly paler below; primary lateral veins pinnate ca 7 per side, running into marginal vein, interprimary veins slightly less prominent, higher order venation reticulate. Petiole pulvinate apically, 12–20 cm long, petiolar sheath extending 4/5 length of the petiole, membranous but soon turning papery, thence degrading into fibres before falling to leave a papery scar. Inflorescence 1–3 in each floral sympodium. Peduncle spreading to declinate with the spadix erect, much shorter than to exceeding petiole, 4–7 cm long, each subtended by membranous, later papery cataphylls and the whole synflorescence subtended by several such cataphylls. Spathe lanceolate, strongly rostrate and also contracted onto the stipe, gaping, then reflexed at anthesis, then soon caducous, ca. 5 by 2.5 cm, very pale green. Spadix stipitate, fertile portion 2.5–3 by 0.5 cm, greenish white at anthesis, green post-anthesis, stipe 0.5 cm, green. Flowers bisexual, perigone membranous, just exceeding the gynoecium. Stamens with short, broadly linear filaments, anthers shorter than filaments. Gynoecium obpyramidal, tetragonal, stylar region 3 by 3 mm, rhomboidal, truncate, stigma transverse-linear. Fruit a subglobose truncate-topped berry, green when immature, bright glossy red with black stigmatic remains when ripe.
    Diagnostic
    The long petioles with soon-marcescent petiolar sheaths and plants drying black-brown are diagnostic. In drying very dark A. marcesovaginatum approaches A. microstachyum (Java) which differs, among other characters, in having persistent petiolar sheaths.
    Distribution
    Thailand.— PENINSULAR: Nakhon Si Thammarat [type], Phatthalung.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Anadendrum marcesovaginatum P.C.Boyce appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 37: 5 (2009)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Boyce, P.C. 2009. Anadendrum (Araceae: Monsteroideae: Anadendreae) in Thailand. Thai For. Bull. (Bot.), 37, 1-8.

    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