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  Amorphophallus paeoniifolius
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson, Taxon 26: 337. 1977, var. paeoniifolius: Sivad., Taxon 32: 128. 1983; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 305. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 430. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 401. 1985; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 834. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 495. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 411. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 484. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 750. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 472. 1998; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 230. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 364. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 523. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 902. 2009. Dracontium paeoniifolium Dennst., Schluss. Hort. Malab. 38. 1818. Amorphophallus dubius Blume, Rumphia 1: 142. 1837; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 514. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1587(1107). 1931. Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson var. campanulatus (Decne.) Sivad., Taxon 32: 130. 1983; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 720. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuchena, Chena
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Elephant foot yam
  Description: Corm to 20 cm across, depressed globose, tubercled, pale pink inside. Petiole to 50 cm long, 3-4 cm thick, green with brown patches; lamina 70-120 cm across; lobes to 14 x 5.5 mm, ovate, acuminate, decurrent at base into a wing to the petiole; nerves impressed above. Spathe 38 cm across, campanulate, undulate, dull greenish brown; spadix as long as spathe; appendage obovoid, 20-25 cm across, uneven, rugose, deep pink. Flowers on the lower half of the spadix. Berry 15 x 10 mm, oblong, obovoid, orange-red, glabrous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous, also in the plains
  Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Pacific Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Brown, Purple, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Peechi, Sabarimala, Thellikkal, Moozhiar, Taliparamba, Kanjirakadavu, Puliyoor
   
 
   
 
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