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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Iraq.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[CATE]

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

Diagnostic
Inflorescence borne beneath the leaves. Spathe pale green on both surfaces. Spadix less than ½ as long as the spathe-limb, with numerous densely arranged staminodes; appendix stout, stipitate, pale brown.
General Description
Tuberous herb sprouting (in autumn ?) from a discoid, vertically orientated tuber 3-6 cm across, 2-2.5 cm thick. Petiole terete, 45-60 cm long, 4-5 mm wide, mid-green, paler basally. Leaf- blade hastate, apex acute to slightly obtuse, 10-33 cm long, 8.5-24 cm wide, dull mid-green. INFLORESCENCE scent unknown. Peduncle much shorter than the leaves, terete, 8-10 cm long, 3-4 mm wide, mid-green. Spathe 15.5-25 cm long: spathe-tube cylindric, 3.5-4 cm long, 2-2.5 cm wide, constricted apically, exterior pale green, interior paler, usually suffused with purple; spathe-limb lanceolate, 12-21 cm long, 2.5-4.5 cm wide, erect, acuminate, externally and internally pale green. Spadix less than ½ as long as the spathe limb, up to 13 cm in total length; appendix cylindric, stipitate, 4.5-5.5 cm long, 4-4.5 mm wide, pale brown, slightly farinose (artifact of drying ?). Staminodes in 5 whorls forming a zone 4-5 mm long; bristles filiform, flexuous, 7-8 mm long, pale cream; bases bulbiform, smooth, dull cream. Interstices : upper 2.5 mm long, ± smooth, cream; lower 2 mm long, longitudinally ridged, cream. Staminate flowers in an oblong zone 2 mm long, 5 mm wide; anthers and connectives dark purple. Pistillodes in 3 or 4 whorls forming a zone 2.5-3 mm long; bristles filiform, flexuous, 4-5 mm long, pale cream; bases compressed-semiglobose, smooth, cream. Pistillate flowers in a cylindric cluster 8-10 mm long, 3-4 mm wide; ovaries oblong, truncate, 2-2.25 mm long, pale yellow, purple apically; stigma cream. Fruiting spike oblong-cylindric, 4 cm long long, 1.5 cm wide; berries ovoid, 4.5-9 mm long. 3-3.5 mm wide. Germination not known.
Distribution
Eastern Iraq.
Phenology
Flowering in May.
Habitat
To date known only from cultivated ground.

Native to:

Iraq

Arum hainesii Riedl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 13, 1988 Kaisi, A.L. [45190], Iraq K000400339
Agnew, A.D.Q [3581], Iraq K000400288 holotype
Agnew, A.D.Q [3581], Iraq K000400289 holotype
Agnew, A.D.Q [3581], Iraq K000400287 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 36: 643 (1981)

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.

Literature

CATE Araceae

  • Boyce, P.C. 1993. The Genus Arum. 196 pp.

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