Remusatia Schott

Mayo, S.J. (1985) Araceae Flora of Tropical East Africa

Description of the genus

Fleshy, tuberous, seasonally dormant herbs; tuber producing aerial shoots bearing burr-like bulbils. Leaves often solitary, sometimes 2–3, subtended by several basal cataphylls; petiole fleshy with inconspicuous sheath; blade peltate-cordate, ovate to lanceolate in outline; fine veins reticulate, arching towards margin. Inflorescence solitary, appearing before leaves. Spathe with lower part convolute into a tube with constricted apex, upper part an expanded limb. Spadix with basal part pistillate, central part slender, subconic, composed of ± prismatic sterile flowers, apical part composed of fertile staminate flowers, clavate-cylindric, stout, projecting beyond spathe-tube. Flowers densely congested. Fruit berries included within persistent spathe-tube, subglobose, many-seeded. Seeds with copious endosperm; embryo axile.

Worldwide: 2 species native to the Himalayas

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
vivipara (Roxb.) Schott WNw

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Remusatia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Remusatia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Remusatia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Remusatia
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iNaturalist: Remusatia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Remusatia
JSTOR Plant Science: Remusatia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Remusatia
Plants of the World Online: Remusatia
Tropicos: Remusatia
Wikipedia: Remusatia

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Remusatia., retrieved 10 December 2023

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