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Arrow arum
Peltandra virginica
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Peltandreae
Genus: Peltandra
Range of the genus Peltandra.
  • Lecontia W.Cooper ex Torr.
  • Rensselaeria L.C.Beck

Peltandra, the arrow arums,[2] is a genus of plants in the family Araceae. It is native to the eastern United States, eastern Canada, and Cuba.[1][3][4][5]

  1. Peltandra sagittifolia - (Michx.) Morong - Spoon flower or the white arrow arum - southeastern US from eastern Louisiana to Virginia
  2. Peltandra virginica (L.) Schott - Arum arrow - Cuba, Quebec, Ontario, Oregon, California, Washington; eastern US from Maine to Florida, west to Texas, Kansas, and Minnesota
  3. Peltandra primaevaEocene, Golden Valley Formation, North Dakota, USA[6]


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Peltandra". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 21 September 2015.
  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. ^ Flora of North America Vol. 22 Page 135, Arrow arum, Peltandra Rafinesque, Journal de Physique, de Chimie, d'Histoire Naturelle et des Arts. 89:103. 1819.
  5. ^ Biota of North America Program, 2013 county distribution maps
  6. ^ Hickey, Leo (1977). Stratigraphy and Paleobotany of the Golden Valley Formation (Paleogene) of Western North Dakota. Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America. pp. 110 & Plate 5. ISBN 0-8137-1150-9.