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  1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Adelonema Schott
      1. Adelonema mofflerianum (Croat & Grayum) S.Y.Wong & Croat

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Colombia.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Homalomena moffleriana is endemic to Choco Province of Colombia occurring in primary and secondary forest in areas of pluvial forest at 50 to 150 m.

    General Description

    Internodes very short, to 3.5 cm diam.; roots thin and Wiry, dense; cataphylls pinkish, 8-10 cm long, at least partly persistent; LEAVES with petiole 8-15 cm long, thicker than broad, narrowly and obtusely sulcate, reddish at base, sheathed nearly throughout, sheath 10-13 cm long; blades coriaceous, elliptic-oblanceolate, 30-51 cm long, 8-18 cm wide, acuminate at apex, cuneate at base, the margin hyaline, tightly revolute; adaxial surface dark black-green, often with paler obscure mottling, drying gray-green or sometimes yellow-brown; major veins obtusely sunken above; abaxial surface matte, pale green or yellow-green, drying yellow-brown; primary veins darker than surface; midrib convex, greenish brown; primary lateral veins 7-8 pairs, weakly raised, green; interprimary veins obscurely visible; minor veins fine, close, moderately obscure. INFLORESCENCES 2 per axil; peduncle 10-15 cm long, ca. 8 mm wide, glabrous, pinkish; spathe 17-19 cm long, 3-3.5 cm wide when furled, to 5 cm wide at anthesis, flattening to 4.5-9.5 cm wide, acuminate at apex; outer surface uniformly light green with pinkish margins at anthesis, inner surface light green (paler toward apex); spadix 10-16.5 cm long; carpellate portion 3-5 cm long, 10-12 mm wide, pinkish; staminate portion 4.5-8 cm long, 7-10 mm wide, white, staminodial zone 2.5-3.5 cm long, 8-10 mm wide; pistillate flowers with ovary obovoid, 1-2 mm long, ca. 1-1.5 mm wide; stigma sessile, discoid, depressed in the center, pilose; staminodia absent; staminate flowers elliptic to rhombic in view from above, 1-2 mm long, ca. 2-3 mm wide, distal ones smaller, connective truncate, thecae lateral; fruits and seeds not known.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Endémica y nativa en Colombia; Alt. 50 - 150 m.; Pacífico.
    Habit
    Hierba
    Conservation
    No Evaluada

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Colombia

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Adelonema mofflerianum (Croat & Grayum) S.Y.Wong & Croat appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Syst. Bot. 41: 39 (2016)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Bernal, R., Gradstein, R.S. & Celis, M. (eds.) (2016). Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia 1-2: 1-3068. Libro impreso.

    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

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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