1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Podolasia N.E.Br.
      1. Podolasia stipitata N.E.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peninsula Malaysia, Sumatera, NW. Borneo.

    [CATE]

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

    General Description
    Rhizomatous herb, solitary or forming small clumps, sometimes gregarious; stem short, erect to decumbent, to c. 2.5 cm diameter, with distinct unarmed internodes to c. 2 cm long, rooting between the persistent leaf-bases, green, bearing prophylls but no cataphylls. Leaves several together on long petioles to c. 80 cm long, armed with mostly downward-pointing rather short spines to 7 mm long; lamina unarmed, somewhat coriaceous, sagittate to hastate, broadly to narrowly triangular in outline, to c. 45 cm long and wide; anterior lobe about equalling the posterior ones with pinnately arranged to curvinerved costae. Inflorescence solitary; peduncle similar to and about equalling the petioles. Spathe ovate-lanceolate, opening ± flat to the base, purple-brown; spadix ivory-white, usually stipitate, the stipe growing considerably after the spathe opened. Flowers hermaphrodite throughout, 4-6-tepalate and staminate; filaments free; ovary unilocular, uniovulate with parietal to basal placentation; receptive stigmas wet. Fruit red, smooth, rather large, c. 1.2 cm diameter, thicker than the spadix. Seed strongly campylotropous, ± spherical in outline; coat thin, hard, smooth, dark brown; endosperm wanting or very sparse.
    Distribution
    West Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo.
    Habitat
    Mostly in peaty soils.
    Diagnostic
    Spines mixed straight and down-turned; rhizome with distinct internodes and roots emerging from between persistent leaf-bases; seed smooth, +/- orbicular, large, to 7 mm diameter. West Malesia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Borneo, Malaya, Sumatera

    Podolasia stipitata N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bogner [2124], Malaysia 58908.000
    Curtis [s.n.] K000291750 Unknown type material
    Curtis [s.n.] K000291751 Unknown type material

    First published in Gard. Chron., n.s., 18: 70 (1882)

    Accepted by

    • Mansor, M., Boyce, P.C., Othman, A.S. & Sulaiman, B. (2012). The Araceae of peninsular Malaysia: 1-146. Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.
    • 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.

    Literature

    CATE Araceae
    • Hay, A. 1988. Cyrtosperma (Araceae) and its Old World allies. Blumea. 33: 427-469.

    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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