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Hylaeanthe Jonker & Jonker
Acta Bot. Neerl. 4: 175 (1955); Andersson, Nord. J. Bot. 1: 233-234 (1981).

Description:
     Rosulate herbs with homotropic leaves, leaf sheath flanks early decaying into a reticulum of fibres. Inflorescenee a sparsely branched inflorescence, terminal; florescence ± markedly monosymmetrical; spathes green when young, often marcescent. Fiorescence component of 2-3 cymules; cymules evidently dolichoblastic to (rarely) subbrachyblastic, interphyll and bracteoles absent. Corolla tube equalling the lobes or 1/2 longer; outer staminodes 2, ± markedly unequal (one rarely entirely missing), the larger one, at least, petaloid; callose staminode distally petaloid.
     (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 291)

Geographical Distribution:
     Widespread in the humid American tropics.

Taxonomic Diversity:
     Comprises five or six species.

Hylaeanathe hexanthe (Poepp. & Endl.) Jonker & A.M.E. Jonker

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