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Urospatha is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family that consists of approximately 10 known species. They are found growing in South America and Central America[2] in swamps, wet savannahs, and brackish water. The leaves of the species in this genus are upward pointing and sagittate (arrow-shaped). The inflorescences are quite unique; the spathe is mottled and elongated with a spiral twist at the end. The seeds are distributed by water and have a texture similar to cork that allows them to float. They also quickly germinate in water.[3][4][5][6]

Selected species

  1. Urospatha angustiloba Engl. - northwestern Brazil
  2. Urospatha antisylleptica R.E.Schult. - Colombia
  3. Urospatha caudata (Poepp.) Schott - Peru, northwestern Brazil
  4. Urospatha edwallii Engl. - southeastern Brazil
  5. Urospatha friedrichsthalii Schott - Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
  6. Urospatha loefgreniana Engl. - central + southern Brazil
  7. Urospatha meyeri Schott - Suriname
  8. Urospatha riedeliana Schott - northeastern Brazil
  9. Urospatha sagittifolia (Rudge) Schott - Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas
  10. Urospatha somnolenta R.E.Schult. - Colombia
  11. Urospatha wurdackii (G.S.Bunting) A.Hay - Colombia, Venezuela

References

  1. ^ Schott (d. 1865) in Adolf Engler (d. 1930) - "Das Pflanzenreich" heft 48 (1911)
  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. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  5. ^ Mayol, M., J. Bogner & P.C. Boyce. 1997. The Genera of Araceae i–xii, 1–370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  6. ^ Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 0-88192-485-7.


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Urospatha is a genus of flowering plants in the Araceae family that consists of approximately 10 known species. They are found growing in South America and Central America in swamps, wet savannahs, and brackish water. The leaves of the species in this genus are upward pointing and sagittate (arrow-shaped). The inflorescences are quite unique; the spathe is mottled and elongated with a spiral twist at the end. The seeds are distributed by water and have a texture similar to cork that allows them to float. They also quickly germinate in water.

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