Arthropodium strictum

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Arthropodium strictum


Leaves 3-12, suberect, sublinear but narrowing gradually towards the apex and sometimes also towards the basal sheath where they again become broader, glabrous or minutely ciliate on the margins, 20-45 cm by 3-7 mm; Ovary globose-ellipsoid, 1.5-4 mm long; Capsule subglobose, c. 5 mm ø, with several seeds;


Asia-Tropical, Australasia, Port Moresby area present, SE. New Guinea present, all states but not yet from the Northern Territory present
Australia (all states but not yet from the Northern Territory) and Malesia: SE. New Guinea (Port Moresby area).


Payens (1957) stated that the perianth segments are connate for 1 mm. This was not confirmed by me for material he had examined.


F.v.M. 1885 – In: Descr. Not.: 17
Eichler 1965: Suppl. Fl. S. Austr.: 83
Bth. 1878 – In: Fl. Austr.: 58
Black 1943 – In: Fl. S. Austr.: 194
Bailey 1902 – In: Queensl. Fl.: 1631
Ewart 1930: Fl. Vict.: 291
Gardner 1931: En. Pl. Austr. Occ.: 18
Laut. 1913 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 292
Krause 1925 – In: Bot. Jahrb.: 548
Payens 1957 – In: Nova Guinea n.s.: 390