Croatiella E.G.Gonç.
  • Willdenowia 35: 323 (2005) 

Notes: Distribution: Ecuador

General Description

Geophytic herb. Stem hypogeous, tuberous, with 3-6 connected tubers forming an elongated structure. Leaf solitary, erect; petiole with a long sheath, blade ovate-cordate, venation reticulate. Inflorescence solitary(?); spathe erect, not at all constricted at middle; spadix adnate to the spathe at the basal portion of the female zone; female and male flowers densely arranged, male zone with no sterile flowers in basal portion. Flowers diclinous, naked; male flowers (synandria) 3-6-androus, filaments fused up to the middle, thecae elliptic, dehiscing by a slit at the middle; pollen inaperturate, psilate, oblong; female flowers surrounded by 4-6 obpyramidal free staminodes, papillate at apex, ovary ovoid, 4-5-locular, each locule with a single orthotropous ovule, placentation basal. Infructescence unknown. Chromosome number unknown.

Distribution Map

  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Western South America Ecuador


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 2 Gonçalves, E.G. Two new Andean genera for the tribe Spathicarpeae (Araceae) Willdenowia. 35, (2005).

 Information From

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, 14 Dec 2011 . 17 Dec 2011.
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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