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Piptospatha ridleyi[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Schismatoglottideae
Genus: Piptospatha

Piptospatha is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family. The genus is characteristic is rheophytic and has seeds that are dispersed by splashes of water hitting its cup-like spathes. It is native to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo).[2][3][4][5]

  1. Piptospatha burbidgei (N.E.Br.) M.Hotta - Sarawak, Sabah
  2. Piptospatha elongata (Engl.) N.E.Br. - Kalimantan Barat
  3. Piptospatha impolita S.Y.Wong, P.C.Boyce & Bogner - Sarawak
  4. Piptospatha insignis N.E.Br. - Sarawak
  5. Piptospatha manduensis Bogner & A.Hay - Kalimantan Timur
  6. Piptospatha marginata (Engl.) N.E.Br. - Sarawak
  7. Piptospatha perakensis (Engl.) Ridl. - southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia
  8. Piptospatha remiformis Ridl. - Sarawak
  9. Piptospatha repens H.Okada & Tsukaya - Kalimantan Barat
  10. Piptospatha ridleyi N.E.Br. ex Hook.f. - Johor, Pahang, Selangor
  11. Piptospatha truncata (M.Hotta) Bogner & A.Hay - Sarawak
  12. Piptospatha viridistigma S.Y.Wong, P.C.Boyce & Bogner - Sarawak


  1. ^ Joseph Hooker - Piptospatha ridleyi from Curtis Bot Magazine vol 121 t. 7410 (1895)
  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. ^ Boyce, P.C. & Wong, S.Y. (2012). The Araceae of Indomalaya II: Piptospatha N.E.Br.. Malayan Nature Journal 64: 9-32.
  5. ^ Bown, Deni (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.