1. Family: Araceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Xanthosoma Schott
      1. Xanthosoma riedelianum (Schott) Schott

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Brazil.

    [CATE]

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

    Distribution

    Southeastern Brasil (States of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais)

    General Description

    Small sized geophytic herbs, usually less than 80 cm tall. Corm hypogeous, sub-globbose, 2-4 x 2-3.5 cm, laxly covered by sparse fibers, with occasional globose cormels. Leaves 2-4 per plant, petioles 20-60, green, not obviously waxy, sheathed to 1/2 of its length, sheath involute; leaf blade pandurate, to subhastate usually held 45° erect, 16-23 x 9-13 cm, somewhat oblique, matte medium green adaxially, paler and matte green adaxially, primary lateral nerves 3-5 per side, arising at an angle of 50-60°, leaf rounded, denuded portion of basal rib 1.5-3 cm, posterior lobes obliquely elliptic, apex obtuse to rounded. Inflorescences usually solitary, petioles 10-15 cm long. Spathe 12-15 cm long, tube 3-4 cm, greenish outside, white inside, lamina 9-11 cm, clear green in both surfaces. Details of spadix not available for study.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Xanthosoma riedelianum (Schott) Schott appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bleher [s.n.], Brazil K001183934
    Brazil Xanthosoma riedelianum var. brancoanum 29047.287

    First published in Oesterr. Bot. Z. 15: 33 (1865)

    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.

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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