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  Arisaema muricaudatum
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema muricaudatum Sivad., Kew Bull. 40: 801. 1985; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 752. 1997; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 235. 1999.
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  Description: Corms to 3.5 across. Leaf subpedatisect, lobes 5-7, to 15 x 5 cm, obovate, to oblong, acuminate, glabrous; petiole to 85 cm long, c. 10 mm thick. Peduncle to 60 cm long; spathe to 20 cm, ovate to lanceolate-acuminate at apex, green at base and purplish above; spadix with long, pendulous, appendix to 30 cm long, dark purple; staminate flowers in scattered groups of 4-6, anthers stalked; pistillate flowers at base, ovary ovoid, style short, conical, stigma capitate; neuters few or usually absent.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Wayanad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Vaytri, Thalichola
   
 
   
 
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