The genus Typhonium (Araceae) in Taiwan

Jenn Che Wang*, Kuoh Cheng Yang

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A taxonomic revision of the genus Typhonium (Araceae) in Taiwan is provided in this paper. In addition to Typhonium blumei Nicolson & Sivadasan (as T. divaricatum), the only species previously reported from Taiwan, we report our discovery of a second species, T. roxburghii Schott, from southern Taiwan. The latter is easily distinguished from the former in having broader leaves and slightly decurved sterile flowers. It was possibly unintentionally introduced and naturalized recently. A key to the species along with a description, taxonomic notes, a line drawing, and a photograph is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalBotanical Bulletin of Academia Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr


  • Araceae
  • Taiwan
  • Taxonomy
  • Typhonium
  • Typhonium blumei
  • Typhonium divaricatum
  • Typhonium roxburghii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science


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