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2. Arisaema sect. Fimbriata (Engler) H. Li in C. Y. Wu & H. Li, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 13(2): 123. 1979.

线花组 xian hua zu

Arisaema [unranked] Fimbriata Engler, Pflanzenr. 73(IV. 23F): 151. 1920.

Tuber subglobose. Leaf blade 3-foliolate. Spadix appendix sessile, attenuate distally, with neuter flowers at least in female inflorescence, or if lacking then spadix bisexual.

About 14 species: tropical and subtropical Asia; six species (four endemic) in China.

1 Epiphyte; leaves appearing much later than inflorescences; spathe with long filiform tail to 60 cm.   17 A. lackneri
+ Geophyte; leaves coetaneous with inflorescences; spathe without tail   (2)
2 (1) Spadix bisexual when mature; neuter flowers absent.   12 A. lidaense
+ Spadix unisexual; neuter flowers present at least in female inflorescences   (3)
3 (2) Spathe totally green, throat margins auriculate.   16 A. sinii
+ Spathe color contrasted with white and green, throat margins not auriculate   (4)
4 (3) Spathe with white mark at base of limb.   15 A. calcareum
+ Spathe limb color transversely demarcated between proximal white part and distal green part   (5)
5 (4) Spathe limb deltoid-ovate, not narrowed at base.   13 A. penicillatum
+ Spathe limb ovate, narrowed at base.   14 A. austroyunnanense


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