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  Alocasia fornicata
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Alocasia fornicata (Roxb.) Schott, Oesterr. Bot. Wochenbl. 4: 410. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 526. 1893; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 482. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 471. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 364. 2002. Arum fornicatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 501. 1832.
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  Description: Perennial herbs; stem erect, to 10 cm long. Leaves 2-5 together; 30-44 x 20-25 cm, ovate, apex acute, shortly peltate, proximal lobes triangular, acute, nerves to 8 pairs, lowest pair bear the lateral nerves of basal lobes, intercostae regular, parallel; petiole to 45 cm long, canaliculate, slender, base sheathing. Peduncle 2-4 together, to 40 cm long, slender; spathe yellow, 12-14 cm long, tubular part 5 cm long, limb ovate, acuminate to the apex; spadix 10-12 cm long, pistillate lower part 1.5 cm long, sterile middle portion 2 cm long, staminate part 2 cm long and appendix 6 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chimmini, Sabarimala, Pooppara
   
 
   
 
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