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  Maranta arundinacea
 
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  Family: MARANTACEAE
  Citation:  Maranta arundinacea L., Sp. Pl. 2. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1495(1045). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 288. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 408. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 381. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 394. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 800. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 475. 1994; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 867. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Koovva, Kochikuva
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Arrow root, West Indian arrowroot
  Description: Rhizomatous herbs. Leaves 20 x 7.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, nerves many, closely parallel, obliquely diverging from the midrib; leaf-stalk often winged; sheath open, to 10.5 cm long. Flowers white in pairs, on long, axillary peduncles; bracts prominent, to 1.3 cm. Perianth differentiated in to calyx and corolla; sepals free; corolla tubular, unequally 3-lobed, to 2.3 cm long. Stamen 1; style stout. Capsule loculicidal.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-April
  District(s): Kottayam, Kasaragode, Kollam, Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Taliparamba
   
 
   
 
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