Sauromatum

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Sauromatum
Sauromatum foglia03.jpg
S. venosum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Areae (plant)
Genus: Sauromatum
Schott
Synonyms[1]
  • Diversiarum J.Murata & Ohi-Toma
  • Hirsutiarum J.Murata & Ohi-Toma
  • Pedatyphonium J.Murata & Ohi-Toma

Sauromatum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. The genus is native to tropical Africa, tropical Asia, and the Arabian Peninsula.[1][2] Their inflorescences last for only a few hours to a day and give off an unpleasant smell. The inflorescence disperses its odor by heating up.[3]

Species[1]
  1. Sauromatum brevipes (Hook.f.) N.E.Br. - Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam
  2. Sauromatum brevipilosum (Hett. & Sizemore) Cusimano & Hett. - Sumatra
  3. Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett. - eastern Himalayas, Tibet, Sichuan, Yunnan, Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, Myanmar, Cambodia
  4. Sauromatum gaoligongense J.C.Wang & H.Li - Yunnan
  5. Sauromatum giganteum (Engl.) Cusimano & Hett. - Anhui, Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Tibet
  6. Sauromatum hirsutum (S.Y.Hu) Cusimano & Hett. - Yunnan, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
  7. Sauromatum horsfieldii Miq. - Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Java, Bali
  8. Sauromatum tentaculatum (Hett.) Cusimano & Hett. - Thailand
  9. Sauromatum venosum (Dryand. ex Aiton) Kunth - tropical Africa from Ethiopia south to Mozambique and west to Cameroon; Yemen, Saudi Arabia; Indian Subcontinent; Myanmar; Tibet, Yunnan

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