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  Anaphyllum wightii
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Anaphyllum wightii Schott, Gen. Aroid. t. 83. 1858; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 551. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1589(1108). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 431. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 330. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 492. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 531. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 416. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 496. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 411. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 484. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 357. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 751. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 472. 1998; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 231. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 365. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 753. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 523. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 903. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Keerikkizhangu, Sulli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tall herbs, rhizome creeping. Leaves pinnatisect or pinnatipartite; lobes 3-8 pairs, 20-28 x 5-10 cm, usually narrower, elliptic to oblong, apex acute, sessile or petiolulate; petiole 60-150 cm long, erect, 5-10 cm thick, smooth or transversally rugose, brownish. Spadix 15-30 cm long, 5-8 cm broad; spathe open, deep brown, once or twice twisted; spikes 4.5 cm long, 8-10 mm thick. Flowers bisexual, densely arranged, 3-6 mm across; perianth lobes 4, obovate, truncate; stamens 6, free, filaments broad; ovary 1-celled, ovule solitary, style short, stigma discoid. Fruit a globose achene.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-February
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kasaragode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  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: 700-900
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Kallar, Mlappara, Koruthode, Kothala, Meekara, Pezha, Nilikkal, Arampa, Chandanathode, Karuvarakundu, Teppakulam, Bonaccord, Attayar
   
 
   
 
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