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  Pancratium triflorum
  Citation:  Pancratium triflorum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 126. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 285. 1892; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1505(1051). 1928; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 289. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 417. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 395. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 803. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 505. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 478. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 466. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 340. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 452. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 310. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 352. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 501. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 689. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 879. 2009. Pancratium verecundum Wight, Ic. t. 2023. 1853, non Ait. 1789; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 286. 1892.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaattulli
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  Description: Bulbous herbs; bulbs to 5 cm across, globose. Leaves 12-22 x 1-2 cm, linear-lanceolate, flat, narrow at base, apex subacute, thin-coriaceous, glabrous. Flowers 2-8, in scapose umbels, white, c. 3 cm across; scape to 40 cm tall; spathes 2, membranous, ovate; pedicel short. Perianth funnel-shaped; tube to 2 cm long; lobes 6, c. 2 cm long, linear, reflexed. Stamens 6; filaments to 2 cm long, connate at base into a petaloid, 2-dentate, membranous cup. Ovary 5-6 mm long, oblong, 3-locular; ovules many; style filiform, to 1.5 cm long; stigma capitate. Capsule subglobose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: March-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  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: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kattalappara, Ichampetty, Pamba, Vengoli, Kottayali, Adoor, Olipara forests, Karivara slopes, Kottur R.F., Nagamkulangara
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