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  Amorphophallus bulbifer
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Amorphophallus bulbifer (Schott) Blume, Rumphia 1: 148. 1837; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 515. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1587(1107). 1931; Vajr. & Bhargavan, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 969. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 531. 1990; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 749. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 323. 1999; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 228. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 364. 2002. Pythonium bulbiferum Schott in Schott & Endl., Melet. Bot. 18. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattuchena
  Tamil name(s):
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  Description: Corm globose, to 15 cm across, tubercled. Petiole to 1 m long, 2-3 cm thick, spotted brown; lamina 30-50 cm across, segmented, pinnatisect, bulbiferous at the base and forks and on the nerves above; lobes to 20 mm, obovate, lanceolate. Spadix sessile; spathe to 40 x 10 cm, at the broadest part, pale pink; male and female contiguous; female flowers covering 4.5 cm of the spike; male flowers to appendages cylindrical.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Myanmar
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Altitude:
  Localities: Athiyodai, Karimala, Mukkali forests, Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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