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Bucephalandra botanical drawing.png
1858 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Schismatoglottideae
Genus: Bucephalandra
Schott 1858

Microcasia Becc.

Bucephalandra is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. The genus derives its name from the Greek word for bull's head due to its horn shaped anthers. Both recognized species are endemic to Borneo.[2][3] Bucephalandra are found growing as dense mats over stones in streams.[4]


  1. Bucephalandra gigantea Bogner
  2. Bucephalandra motleyana Schott (synonyms Bucephalandra catherineae P.C.Boyce, Bogner & Mayo, Bucephalandra magnifolia H.Okada & Y.Mori)


  1. ^ Josef Seboth. Litography: O. Sommer (artist) - Genera Aroidearum exposita by Schott, Heinrich Wilhelm. Vindobonae: Typis Caroli Ueberreuter
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  4. ^ Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.