endemic to Borneo
(plus numerous cultivated varieties)
Aridarum burttii Bogner & Nicolson may be acquired through trade among hobbyists, but is not frequently available.
rheophytic herb that tolerates submersion for extended periods
Small aroid herb. Stem suberect, compact. Leaves numerous; petiolate with base sheathed, wings extended into a narrowly triangular ligule; leaf blade narrowly elliptic to elliptic, upper surface glossy dark green, paler below; apex acute, base attenuate; venation pinnate with prominent midrib. Inflorescence axillary, spathe and spadix; peduncle exceeding petioles; spathe broadly ovate, extreme base green, the rest white. Flowers small, perianth absent, unisexual; berries globular.
on rocks in streams and by waterfalls, occasionally terrestrial in forest