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  Arisaema leschenaultii
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema leschenaultii Blume, Rumphia 1: 93. 1836; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 504. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1585(1105). 1931; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 127. 1959; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 431. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 332. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 493. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 532. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 416. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 496. 1994; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 473. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 323. 1999; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 235. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 366. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 756. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 524. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 904. 2009. Arisaema pulchrum N. E. Br., J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 18: 252, t. 6. 1880; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6:505.1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1585(1105). 1931. Arisaema convolutum C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 167. 1934, non Nakai, 1929. Arisaema tuberculatum C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1935: errata slip opposite p. 65. 1935; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 137. 1959; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 333. 1988; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 240. 1999. Arisaema attenuatum Barnes & C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 275. 1936; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 121. 1959; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 331. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 26. 1996; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 76. 1998; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 233. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 365. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 904. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pambucholam
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  Description: Corm 1-6 cm across. Leaflets 7-12, 15-25 x 5-7 cm, lanceolate, apex acuminate; nerves many, close, parallel, forming an intramarginal vein, prominent, glabrous; petiole to 70 cm long, 1-3 cm thick, brownish. Peduncle thick, smaller than the petiole; spathe 10-22 cm long, tube 5-15 cm long, 1-3.5 cm broad, with thick greenish brown streaks; limb ovate, apex curved down, finely acuminate, green with brown streaks. Spadix 11-15 cm long, clavate at apex, female flowers many in lower 1-3 cm long; neuter flowers filiform, simple or bifurcate, to 1 cm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-September
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Wayanad, Kozhikkode
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Margins of evergreen forests, sholas and grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Brown
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Pothumala, Mangaladevi, Karimalagopuram, Devicolam, Pallivasal, Munnar, Sispara, Moozhiar, Kakki hills, Nedumpoyil, Attayar, Bonaccord, Karamanayar region, Athirumala
   
 
   
 
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