Description from Flora of China
Leontopetaloides Boehmer, nom. rej.
Rhizomes cylindric to subcylindric or tubers globose to broadly ellipsoid-globose. Leaf blade entire or pinnately or palmately lobed, base not elongate, stomatal apparatus mostly axillocytic. Inflorescences terminal; involucral bracts 2--6(--12). Perianth campanulate, 6-lobed, persistent or soon deciduous. Ovary 1-loculed or imperfectly 4-loculed; placentas 3, parietal. Fruit a berry. Seeds reniform, ovoid, or ellipsoid, striate.
Used medicinally and as a source of starch.
About 11 species: mainly in tropical Asia and Oceania; four species (one endemic, one introduced) in China.