A new species of Typhonium (Araceae: Areae) from the West Kimberley, Western Australia
HAY, A., BARRETT, M.D. AND BARRETT, R.L.

Typhonium Schott is a genus of about 40 species of East Asian and Australian geophytic, mostly saproentomophilous aroids, the largest genus of the eastern-hemispheric tribe Areae. Typhonium has been revised recently for Australia (Hay 1993) and in toto (Sriboonma 1994), with the subsequent addition of three new species in Australia (Hay 1996; Hay & Taylor 1997). Several further new species are also coming to light in Indochina (Dzu & Croat 1997; Hetterscheid, pers. comm.). Here we describe another new Australian species, bringing the total for Australia to 17, of which all but two are endemic. A key to Australian Typhonium, including this new species, will appear in the forthcoming treatment for “Flora of Australia” (Hay, in prep.).