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  Amorphophallus nicolsonianus
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Amorphophallus nicolsonianus Sivad., Pl. Syst. Evol. 153: 165. 1986; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 330. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26, 34; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 483. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 356. 1997; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 167. 1999; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 230. 1999; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 752. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 902. 2009.
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  Description: Corm oblong or subcylindrical. Leaves to 30 cm long; leaflets ovate or oblong, acum-inate, base acute or obtuse, glabrous, glossy above, to 15 x 5 cm; subsessile or shortly petiol-ulate. Peduncle terete, to 20 cm long, spathe ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, to 10 x 3 cm, greenish-brown, basally convolute; spadix sessile, slightly longer than the spathe, flowers confined towards the base 1/3 portion; sterile appendix narrowly cylindric, tapering to the apex.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-March
  District(s): Kannur, Wayanad, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 600-800
  Localities: Peechi, Rosemala, Thariode Forest, Periya, Manantody, Walakkad, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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