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Lianas. Leaves not peltate or very slightly peltate; Inflorescences axillary, terminal or cauliflorous;


Andaman Is present, Asia-Tropical: Assam (Assam present); Bangladesh (Bangladesh present); Borneo present; Philippines (Philippines present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Peninsular Thailand present, SE Asia present, W. Java present
SE Asia (Assam, Bangladesh, Peninsular Thailand, Andaman Is.); in Malesia: Sumatra, W. Java, Borneo, Celebes and the Philippines.


The scanty material of this genus is inadequate to decide with certainty how many species should be recognized. It is difficult to assess the significance of some of the rather marked differences between specimens. In view of the nature of the material available I feel that the broader view of HOOKER.f. & THOMSON of species is preferable and I therefore recognize only two species in the genus.
Baterium was first reduced by DIELS (1910).


FORMAN 1972 – In: Kew Bull. p 419
FORMAN 1975 – In: Kew Bull. p 81
MIERS 1871: p. 323. – In: Contr. Bot. t. 134
Diels 1910 – In: Pfl. R. p 56
MIERS 1867 – In: Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. p 194
MIERS 1975 – In: Kew Bull. p 81