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Sauromatum brevipes (Hook. f.) N. E. Brown


Description from Flora of China

Typhonium brevipes J. D. Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 6: 511. 1893.

Tuber globose, 1-1.5 cm in diam., producing numerous tiny, annual bulbils. Petiole pinkish or dull purplish red, 15-30 cm × ca. 2 mm; leaf blade green adaxially, 5-9-pedatifid; lobes ± fused at base; central lobe linear-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 6.5-25 × 1-5 cm, margin undulate, with or without a purple midrib; outermost lobes progressively smaller. Inflorescence(s) appearing alongside developing leaves; peduncle pale green, 2-2.5 cm. Spathe outside base ocher or yellow-brown with purple spots or faint pinkish spots, inside ± cream-colored or dark pink, closed, subglobose, 1.4-3.5 × 1.5-2.5 cm; limb inside ± cream-colored with a purple zone at apex, base partly closed, partly convolute, margins sinuous, distal part arching and twisting, outside and inside as spathe base, or grayish, lanceolate, 10-15 × 1.2-2 cm. Spadix as long as spathe; female zone subcylindric, ca. 6 mm; ovary green or ± cream-colored, depressed obovoid, 2-ovuled; sterile zone 4-6 mm, with a few staminodes at base, rest grooved-ridged and set with irregular, pale purple warts; staminodes clavate, ca. 4 mm; male zone 3-5 mm; appendix pink to yellow, with or without a pinkish base, slender, filiform, 5-14 cm, 0.6-3 mm in diam. at base, apex obtuse. Fl. Jun.

Mountain grasslands; 1500-2700 m. S Xizang [Bangladesh, India (Sikkim), Nepal].


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