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Table 1 Characters of the inflorescence and flower of genera belonging to the tribe Spathicarpeae sensu Cusimano et al. ( 2011 )

From: Floral development of Dieffenbachia and the occurrence of atypical flowers in Araceae

Genus Spadice fused to the spathe Spadice female–male zones Staminodes around female flowers Synandrium Sterile male zone
Asterostigma + or No + + + No
Bognera + + No + ± Free
Croatiella* + + + ± Synandrium No
Dieffenbachia + + + + ± Synandrode
Gearum No + + + Synandrode
Gorgonidium No + + Free or ± synandrium No
Incarum* + + + + No
Mangonia No + + + Synandrode
Spathantheum + (Entirely) + + + Male and female flowers mixed
Synandrospadix + or No + + + + or bisexual flowers
Spathicarpa + (Entirely) No + + No
Taccarum + or No + + + No
  1. The data are from Mayo et al. (1997) and (*) Gonçalves (2005).
  2. + means present; +/- means present or absent.