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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Poland, Ukraine.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Distribution
NW Ukraine
General Description
Tuberous herb sprouting from a discoid, compressed globose tuber. Petiole c. 17-26 cm long. Leaf- blade sagittate to weakly hastate. INFLORESCENCE: Peduncle somewhat shorter than petiole, c. 15 cm long. Spathe c. 11.5 cm long; spathe-limb lanceolate-oblong, subacuminate. Spadix c. ½ as long as spathe-limb, c. 6 cm in total length; appendix clavate-ellipsoid, long-stipitate (stipe ? - ¼ length of whole spadix). Staminodes in c. 4 whorls. Interstices long. Pistillodes few. Pistillate flowers: Ovaries ovoid, horizontal. Fruiting spike unknown. Germination unknown.
Diagnostic
Tuber globose-discoid, compressed. Inflorescence borne beneath the leaves. Staminodes densely arranged. (similar to Arum orientale )

Native to:

Poland, Ukraine

Arum besserianum Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Besser, W.S.J.G. von [s.n.], Ukraine K000400284 isolectotype

First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 8: 349 (1858)

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.

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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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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