Key to the Species of Piptospatha With Green Pistils

Based on Wong & Boyce 2016

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1A. SpadixSpadix: A spike of minute flowers closely arranged around a fleshy axis and typically enclosed in a spathe. overall conical, widest at the base; interstice zone very reduced, comprising only a few scattered staminodeStaminode: A sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther. s .. 2
2A. SpatheSpathe: A large sheathing bract enclosing the flower cluster. white; thecaeThecae: One of the lobes of an anther in which pollen is produced. set in very shallow pits. Sandstones. Kalimantan Tengah .. 📌Piptospatha nivea
2B. SpatheSpathe: A large sheathing bract enclosing the flower cluster. bright pink; thecaeThecae: One of the lobes of an anther in which pollen is produced. set in deep pits; Alkaline geologies (limestone, basalBasal: Forming or belonging to a bottom layer or base. ts). NW Borneo .. 📌Piptospatha viridistigma
1B. SpadixSpadix: A spike of minute flowers closely arranged around a fleshy axis and typically enclosed in a spathe. cylindrical to somewhat fusiform, not widest at the base; interstice conspicuous with numerous to many staminodeStaminode: A sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther. s .. 3
3A. Leaf blades adaxially with venationVenation: The arrangement of veins in the leaf. almost invisible; roots producing numerous plantlets; interstice widest part of spadixSpadix: A spike of minute flowers closely arranged around a fleshy axis and typically enclosed in a spathe. . NE Sarawak, Brunei, SW Sabah .. 📌Piptospatha burbidgei
3B. Leaf blades adaxially with venationVenation: The arrangement of veins in the leaf. conspicuously incised; roots without plantlets; interstice not the widest part of spadixSpadix: A spike of minute flowers closely arranged around a fleshy axis and typically enclosed in a spathe. .. 4
4A. Staminate flowers not arranged in a discernible pattern; pistilPistil: The female reproductive part of a flower. late flower zone weakly conical; interstice and infra pistilPistil: The female reproductive part of a flower. lar staminodeStaminode: A sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther. s large, angular. Vicinity of Nanga Taman and Kayu Lipis, NW of Schwaner Range .. 📌Piptospatha colata
4B. Staminate flowers arranged in distinct spirals; pistilPistil: The female reproductive part of a flower. late flower zone fusiform; interstice and infrapistilPistil: The female reproductive part of a flower. lar staminodeStaminode: A sterile or abortive stamen, frequently resembling a stamen without its anther. s small, rounded. North Schwaner range and west Muller range .. 📌Piptospatha helix
 


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