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  Amorphophallus sylvaticus
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Amorphophallus sylvaticus (Roxb.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 3: 34. 1841. Arum sylvaticum Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 511. 1832. Pythonium sylvaticum (Roxb.) Wight, Ic. t. 802. 1844. Amorphophallus zeylanicus Blume, Rumphia 1: 148. 1837. Brachyspatha zeylanica (Blume) Schott, Syn. Aroid. 36. 1856.
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  Description: Corms to 5 cm thick. Petiole to 40 cm long, green to purplish with maculations. Leaflets decurrent. Peduncle elongate, to 55 cm, subtended to cataphylls of various lengths. Spathe short, to 5.5 cm, cream outside and maroon inside. Spadix elongate, 3-6 x longer than spathe (10-20 cm); pistillate portion to 3 cm; sterile portion c. 0.5 cm; staminate to 3 cm; appendix naked, 9-15 x 0.5-1 cm, variously described as yellow, coppery- purple or pink. Pistillate flowers rather scattered, style short. Sterile flowers gibbous.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Wayanad
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  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
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