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

[CATE]

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

Distribution
Dieffenbachia pittieri is known only from the type in the Isthmus of Panama.
General Description
Herb, to probably less than 1 m tall; internodes 1-1.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm diam., smooth, drying dark yellow-brown with conspicuous pale petiole scars; petioles 10-11 cm long, fully sheathed, free-ending and weakly auriculate on both sides at apex; blades obliquely oblong, 17.8-20.5 cm long, 6-8.0 cm wide, 2.9-3.1 times longer than wide, 1.8 times longer than petioles, shortly acute and markedly inequilateral above, acute to obtuse at base, primary lateral veins 6 to 7 per side, concentrating mostly in lower half of the blade, extending parallel to the midrib, then spreading at 25°-30° angle, nearly straight to weakly curved to the margin and sweeping up along the margin, drying moderately obscure above, convex and darker than surface below; minor veins parallel with obscure and irregular cross-veining on drying; surface drying matte, modelately dark yellow-brown above, light brown and finely pale-speckled below. INFLORESCENCES 2 per axil; peduncles 3.5-5 cm long, drying light brown, 2 mm diam.; spathe 17 cm long, to 3.5 cm wide when flattened; spadix1 4.5 cm long; pistillate portion of spadix to 8.5 cm long, 4 mm wide; staminate portion of spadix 5 cm long; mostly sterile segment 2.2 cm long, drying 2 mm diam., with a few scattered cup-like pistillodes throughout its length; pistils 59, borne in a cup-like disk; staminodia mostly missing.
Habitat
In an area of Tropical moist forest (T-mf) life zone (Holdridge, 1967)

Native to:

Panamá

Dieffenbachia pittieri Engl. & K.Krause appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 23Dc: 42 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Croat, T. (2004). Revision of Dieffenbachia (Araceae) of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 91: 668-772.
  • 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

  • Croat, T. 2004. Revision of Dieffenbachia (Araceae) of Mexico, Central America and the West Indies. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard.. 91 (4): 668-772

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 2021. 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 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