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  Schismatoglottis calyptrata (Roxb.) Zoll. & Moritzi in Moritzi
  Family Name : Araceae

  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Herbaceous)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Maximum Height :
      0.2 m to 0.6 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Southern China, throughout Southeast Asia (including Singapore), to the Pacific Islands.
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest; Secondary Rainforest; Freshwater Swamp Forest)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
      Local Conservation Status :
      Native to Singapore (Vulnerable (VU))
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a stoloniferous herb, 15-60 cm tall.
      Foliage: Its stalked leaves are arranged in a rosette, and have leaf blades that are cordate to sagittate, occasionally  variegated, 7-35 × 4-18 cm.
      Flowers: Its male and female flowers are arranged in a stalked inflorescence. The inflorescence (also known as a spadix) is encased within a pale green, modified, boat-shaped spathe (a leaf structure that resembles a petal), 3.5-12 cm long.
      Fruits: Its fruits are berries.
      Habitat :
      It grows in the understrorey of dense tropical forests, often on moist soils.
      Associated Fauna :
      Its flowers are pollinated by insects such as beetles, and fruits are eaten by birds and other mammals.
      Cultivation :
      It can be propagated by seed or division of the stolons.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      It is suitable for growing in parks and gardens under shaded or semi-shaded conditions for its attractive leaves and elegant inflorescence.
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils, Easy to Grow
      Landscape Uses :
      General, Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Silver Garden, Naturalistic Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
      Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade, Full Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water, Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Division
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Rosulate / Rosette
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Cordate; Sagittate)
      Foliar Margin :
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute, Cuspidate
      Foliar Base :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Unisexual Flowers (Monoecious)
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Inflorescence Type :
      Spathe & Spadix
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Glossy / Shiny
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Fleshy Fruit (Non-Accessory Fruit: Berry)

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