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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/25/2012)
Species SPATHIPHYLLUM ZETEKIANUM Standl.
PlaceOfPublication Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 27:267. 1940.
Description 12-20 cm. long, geniculate about 1 cm. below the apex, the sheath short, per- sistent, scarcely more than 8 cm. long; blades narrowly lanceolate or lanceolate, 13-20 cm. long, 2-5 cm. wide, narrowly long-acuminate, attenuate to the base, deep green above, much paler beneath, the primary lateral nerves about 6 on each side, subremote, ascending at a very acute angle; peduncle terete, slender, about 43 cm. long and 2 mm. thick, the stipitiform portion 3 cm. long; spathe lance- ovate, green, 10.5 cm. long, 3 cm. wide, abruptly caudate-acuminate, acute at the base; spadix cylindric, very obtuse, 1.5 cm. long, 6-7 mm. thick, few-flowered; sepals 6, biseriate, free; style about equaling the ovary, conspicuously exserted beyond the perianth, conic.
Distribution Known only from the original collection, from Panama.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Zetek Trail, Barro Colorado Island, D. E. Starry 27 (TYPE).
Note The foliage is similar to that of S. floribundum, but the spadices of the two species, while similar in size, are very unlike in general appearance.
 
 
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