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  Theriophonum infaustum
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Theriophonum infaustum N.E. Br., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 18: 260. 1881; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 513. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1579(1102). 1931; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 305. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 434. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 419. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 843. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 537. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 499. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 409. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 13, 19; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 488. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 760. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 477. 1998; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 527. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 725. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 910. 2009.
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  Description: Annual herbs, corm globose, 1 cm across. Leaves few, radical, to 8 x 6 cm, ovate, hastate at base, acute at apex, lineolate; petiole to 15 cm long, slender. Spadix axillary, to 4 cm long; spathe globose below, constricted above, limb elliptic, greenish-yellow; spadix included, one third of the spathe. Male flowers many, stamens 1 or 2; anthers sessile. Female flowers few, ovary conical, 1-celled; ovules few, basal. Neuters filiform. Fruit a groups of globose, berries.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in marshy areas
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Peechi, Koruthode, Vallicode-Kottayam, Walayar, Edacode, Vadapuram, Thenmalai, Perumbalam
   
 
   
 
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