1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Pseudohydrosme Engl.
      1. Pseudohydrosme buettneri Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution
    Lower Guinea. Gaboon: Munda district; Sibange Farm, Büttner
    General Description
    LEAF unknown. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle 1 1/4 in. long, not very thick, concealed by the surrounding cataphyllary leaves, the innermost of which are about 4-5 in. long, 1 in. broad, strap-shaped or oblong-lanceolate, acute. Spathe about 2 1/2 ft. long, convolute for about 3 in. at the base. Spadix 3 in. long, about 7 lin. thick, cylindric, obtuse, densely covered with flowers and staminodes or neuter organs; female part about 1/2 in. long; male part 3/4 in. long; staminodal or neuter part 13/4 in. long. Ovary subglobose; style short; stigma subglobose, slightly 2-lobed. Anthers connate in pairs, sessile, subquadrate; connective dilated at the apex beyond the cells, truncate, angular, faintly 2-lobed, smooth? Staminodes cuneate-oblong, sub-clavate, convexly subtruncate.
    Diagnostic
    Spathe convolute, obliquely truncate at the top; ovary 2 celled; stamens free. Engler places this plant under his genus Pseudohydrosme, but according to his description and figure, for I have not seen the plant, the differences between this and Pseudhydrosme gabunensis, Engl., are such, that they ought not, in my opinion, to be placed in the same genus, I have, therefore, generically separated them. Engler states that the spathe of the specimen of L. Buttneri, according to the collector's notes, has about 2 ft. of the upper part wanting; it is, therefore, only very shortly convolute at the base, and not nearly to the obliquely truncate top as in Pseudhydrosme; the anthers of Zyganthera are connate in pairs, the upper half of the spadix is covered with barren organs, and the ovules are short and broad, whilst in Pseudhydrosme the anthers are free, different in character, the spadix has no barren organs, and the ovules are long and narrow.

    Distribution

    Pseudohydrosme buettneri Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 456 (1892)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

    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

    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