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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Spathicarpeae
Genus: Gorgonidium

Gorgonidium is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. It is native to South America (Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina).[1][2] The spathes tend to be purple and the fruit are black.[3][4]

  1. Gorgonidium beckianum Bogner - Bolivia
  2. Gorgonidium bulbostylum Bogner & E.G.Gonç - Bolivia
  3. Gorgonidium cardenasianum (Bogner) E.G.Gonç - Bolivia
  4. Gorgonidium intermedium (Bogner) E.G.Gonç - Peru
  5. Gorgonidium mirabile Schott - Bolivia
  6. Gorgonidium striatum Hett., Ibisch & E.G.Gonç
  7. Gorgonidium vargasii Bogner & Nicolson - Peru
  8. Gorgonidium vermicidum (Speg.) Bogner & Nicolson - Bolivia, northern Argentina


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Brown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.
  4. ^ Bogner, J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1988. Revision of the South American genus Gorgonidium Schott (Araceae: Spathicarpeae). Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 109(4): 529–554