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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uttarakhand to China (Yunnan) and Indo-China.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Vernacular
jia yu
General Description
Herbs, small to somewhat robust, stoloniferous. Rhizome erect, up to 7 × 1–1.5cm; stolons pale green or pale purple, erect or creeping, mostly simple, 5–60cm × up to 6mm, internodes 0.5–1.5cm, bearing ovoid or cylindric-ovoid tubercles to 3.5cm in diam., or without tubercles. Leaves 3–8; petiole green, sometimes with transverse purple lines, cylindric, 12–57cm, sheathing for almost 1/2 length; leaf blade paler or slightly glaucous abaxially, green or with dark purple patches between primary veins adaxially, cordate-peltate, ovate-cordate, or narrowly oblong-ovate, 8–36 × 3.3–29cm, membranous, apex apiculate; primary lateral veins 5–7. Inflorescences 1–5 together; peduncle green, cylindric, 4–23cm, slender. Spathe constricted or not between tube and limb; tube green, funnel-form or subcylindric, 1.7–4.2 × 0.7–1.7cm, margins convolute; limb at anthesis proximally gaping, distally convolute, erect, sometimes slightly reflexed after anthesis, orange-yellow, golden yellow, or yellowish basally, violet apically, narrowly lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 5–11.2 × 2.7–4.8cm, apex long acuminate. Spadix sessile, to 6.5cm, shorter than spathe; female zone yellow, pale yellowish, or green, conic or cylindric, 1–2.6cm × 4–6mm, with 4–6 rows of whitish or yellow staminodes at base; ovary green, speckled white, subglobose or ovoid to oblong, ca. 1mm, 1-loculed; placentae 3; stigma sessile or subsessile, disciform-capitate, or disciform at base and tapering distally into a linear point to 0.5mm; sterile zone present between female and male zones; male zone yellow, cylindric, 1.1–4.6cm × 3–6mm; synandria golden yellow, polygonal, 6–12-androus; distal sterile zone (between male zone and appendix) cream-colored, cylindric, 0.5–1.2cm × 1–3mm, with white hairs, hairs 10–15mm at anthesis, disappearing on drying; synandrodes broadly oblong to depressed ovate or depressed obpyramidal, apex truncate or subtruncate; appendix absent or yellowish, cylindric or narrowly conic, 2.5–4.5cm × 1–2.5mm, scaly-rough, base distinctly constricted or not, apex acute. Berry ripening yellow, ovoid, ca. 2mm. 2n = 28.
Phenology
Fl. Mar–Sep, fr. Jul–Oct.
Habitat
Dense forests, humid forest margins, moist mossy rock faces in forests, valley scrub, moist shaded places along streams.

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Colocasia fallax Schott appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Chantaranothai, P. [90/464], Thailand 59076.000
Boyce, P.C. [1351], Bangladesh 63936.000
Garrett, H.B.G. [977], Thailand K000291418 Unknown type material
Garrett, H.B.G. [977], Thailand K000291419 Unknown type material
Garrett, H.B.G. [977], Thailand K000291420 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D.H. [1904], India K000499479 Unknown type material
Clarke, C.B. [27237], Darjiling K001056332
Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000499480

First published in Bonplandia (Hannover) 7: 28 (1859)

Accepted by

  • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
  • Ara, H., & Abul Hassan, M. (2005). New records of three aroids from Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 12: 25-32.
  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Gogoi, R. & Borah, S. (2013). Two new species and a new record for Colocasia (Araceae: Colocasieae) from Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 65: 27-37.
  • 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. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • 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.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Ara, H. (2001). An Annotated Checklist of Aroids of Bangladesh Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 8(2): 19-34.
  • Boyce, P.C., Sookchaloem, D., Hetterscheid, W.L.A., Gusman, G., Jacobsen, N., Idei, T. & Nguyen, V.D. (2012). Flora of Thailand 11(2): 101-325. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Sasikala, K., Vajravelu, E. & Daniel, P. (2019). Fascicles of Flora of India 29: 1-357. Botanical Survey of India, New Delhi.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2010). Flora of China 23: 1-515. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

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/
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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