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  Anaphyllum beddomei
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Anaphyllum beddomei Engl., Planzenreich. Arac.Lasioid. 26. 1911; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1589(1108). 1931; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 411. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 356. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 753. 2002.
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  Description: Cormous herbs. Leaf lamina 3-sect, middle lobe pinnately lobed, varying in size; petioles 50-100 cm high. Peduncles as long as petioles. Spathe green, 5-8 x 2.5-5 cm, broadly ovate-oblong, acute at apex, round at base. Spadix blackish purple, 3-5 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm diam. Perianth 3-4. Stamens 4-6. Ovary 1-celled; ovule 1; style 0; stigma discoid. Berries ovoid, 0.6-0.8 cm long, orange red on ripening.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-March
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
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  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  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: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities: Alvarakurichi, Charuppara, Balmora ridge, Chemungi, Athirumala, Pongalapara
   
 
   
 
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