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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Bot. Jahrb. 26:566. 1899.
Description Plants coarse and stout, about a meter high, with a thick, erect caudex; petioles half as long as the blades or often much shorter, thick and succulent, vaginate to above the middle and often almost to the base of the blade; blades often spotted with white or pale yellow, oblong to oblong-ovate, 25-40 cm. long and 9-20 cm. wide or larger, acuminate, shallowly and broadly cordate at the base, the primary lateral nerves usually 12-18 on each side, the lowest divergent at almost a right angle; inflorescences numerous, the slender peduncles mostly 4-7 cm. long; spathes pale yellow to orange or greenish yellow, 14-25 cm. long, at the base 1.2-3.5 cm. broad, gradually long-attenuate; pistillate portion of the spadix in fruit as much as 18 cm. long; berries orange-red at maturity, numerous and densely crowded, subglobose.
Distribution Usually in dense, wet forest at or near sea level, Costa Rica and Panama.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: hills north of Frijoles, Standley 27413; between Frijoles and Monte Lirio, Killip I2I54; lake shore along Gatu'n River, Pittier 6845; Barro Colorado Island, Bailey 335. BOCAS DEL TORO: Rio Cricamola, between Finca St. Louis and Konkintoe, Woodson, Allen & Seibert 9009; Water Valley, Chiriqui Lagoon, Wedel 1438. CHIRIQUI: Puerto Armuelles, Woodson & Schery 861.
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