Dracontium

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Dracontium
Dracontium spruceanum CBM.png
Botanical illustration of Dracontium spruceanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Lasioideae
Genus: Dracontium
Blume ex Decne.
Species

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Dracontium is a genus of flowering plants similar to those of Amorphophallus. Dracontium species can be distinguished by their inflorescence, which is smaller and unisexual.[1] The plant has a large tuber similar to that of Amorphophallus, but rounder, and with no central and circular scar mark. When Dracontium plants begin to flower, the tuber swells and smoothens.[1]

Species[edit]

More than twenty Dracontium species have been documented:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7. 
  2. ^ "Dracontium". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010 onwards. Retrieved 21 June 2013.