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This species is accepted, and its native range is Hainan to N. Vietnam.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
nan hai yu
Phenology
Fl. Nov.
Habitat
Secondary forests in valleys.
General Description
Herbs, medium sized to rather small, evergreen. Stem short, epigeal. Leaves few together; petiole 28–32 × ca. 1cm, slender, sheathing to ca. 1/2 length; leaf blade weakly peltate, ovate-sagittate, ca. 25 × 13cm, thinly membranous, apex acute; posterior lobes ovate-oblong, 8–10 × ca. 5cm; lateral veins 4 or 5 on each side. Inflorescences solitary; peduncle cylindric, slender, ca. 18cm × 4–5mm. Spathe ca. 6.5cm, weakly constricted; tube narrowly ovoid, ca. 15 × 8mm, glaucous; limb erect, narrowly oblong, ca. 5 × 2cm, apex long acuminate. Spadix slightly shorter than spathe; female zone cylindric, 1–1.2cm; pistil ovoid; style short; stigma ± 3- or 4-lobed; sterile zone narrowly cylindric, 6–7cm × ca. 2mm; synandrodes depressed, rhombic-hexagonal in outline, ca. 2 × 2.5mm; male zone ca. 15 × 5mm; synandria comprised of 6 stamens, rhombic-hexagonal, ca. 2 × 2mm; appendix narrowly conic, ca. 1.1 × 0.3–0.4cm, acute. Infructescence and fruit unknown.

Native to:

Hainan, Vietnam

Alocasia hainanica N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Henry, A. [8679], Hainan Alocasia hainanensis K000675784 isotype

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 36: 183 (1903)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae in Flora of China @ efloras.org.
  • Hen(g) Li, Guang Hua Zhu, Boyce, P.C., Murata, J., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Bogner, J. & Jacobsen, N. 2010. Araceae. Flora of China, 23, 1-80.

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
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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