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  Arisaema jacquemontii
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema jacquemontii Blume, Rumphia 1: 95. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 505. 1893. Arisaema wightii Schott, Bonplandia 7: 26. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 507. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1585(1105). 1931.
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  Description: Paradioecious. Bulb subglobose, 2-3 cm broad. Leaves 1 or 2. Leaflets 5-7, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, 4.5-13.5 x 2-4 cm, caudate-subacuminate, subsessile, cuneate, subentire, wavy to crenulate; petiole up to 22 cm long. Spathe green, white-streaked, as long as or longer than the foliage; tube cylindric, 3.7-5.5 cm long; limb curved, oblong to oblong-ovate, slightly shorter than the tube, tail 4-8 cm. Spadix included in the spathe; appendage rather stout, curved, base dilated, truncate (in male) or cuneate (in female); in male, spadix 3-5.4 cm long (in female 5.8-6.2 cm at post anthesis), darker towards the tips. Male flowers: stamens stipitate, anthers subglobose, c. 1 mm broad, dehiscing by longitudinal slits or by an apical pore. Female flowers: ovary subglobose, 1.5-2 mm long, style subsessile, stigma disciform. Berries globose, 4-4.5 mm broad, red when mature. Seeds 3-8, subglobose, up to 2.5 mm broad, reddish brown, acutish at one end.
  Habit: Herb
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  District(s): Idukki, Alappuzha, Kottayam
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  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Himalayas
  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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