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

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

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Evergreen, medium-sized, slender lianescent herb to 1.5 m. Stem of adult plants root-climbing. Leaves distichous, scattered on climbing shoots, congested into loose fans at shoot tips where flowering occurs. Lamina oblongo-lanceolate, somewhat falcate, oblique, 11–24 by 4–8 cm, base subacute, apex acuminate, briefly apiculate, medium green above, paler below when fresh, drying uniformly chestnut brown; primary lateral veins pinnate ca 6 per side, arising alternately from either side of the midrib, running into marginal vein, interprimary veins more or less invisible, higher order venation reticulate. Petiole pulvinate apically, 6–12 cm, petiolar sheath extending to the base of the pulvinus, membranous and very soon marcescent and falling. Inflorescence 1–3 in each floral sympodium. Peduncle erect, exceeding petiole, 11–14 cm, each subtended by membranous, later papery cataphylls and the whole synflorescence subtended by several such cataphylls. Spathe oblongo-lanceolate, apex strongly rostrate, base very weakly contracted onto the stipe, limb gaping, then reflexed at anthesis, then soon caducous, ca 3 by 1.5 cm, creamy yellow. Spadix stipitate, fertile portion ca 3 by 0.5 cm, creamy at anthesis, green post-anthesis, stipe 1 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 2.5 by 2.5 mm, rhomboidal, truncate, stigma transverse-linear. Fruit a subglobose truncate-topped berry, green when immature, bright glossy red with black stigmatic remains when ripe.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest
    Diagnostic
    Immediately recognizable in the dry state in drying chestnut brown (badius in Latin, whence the trivial epithet). Living plants can be confused with A. marcesovaginata (see above) but differ in the erect (not spreading to declinate) peduncles exceeding the petiole of the subtending foliage leaf, and the petiolar sheath reaching the base of the distal pulvinus.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Anadendrum badium 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