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  Arisaema nilamburense
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema nilamburense Sivad., Aroideana 6: 37. 1983; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 332. 1988; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 753. 1997; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 237. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 905. 2009. Arisaema auriculatum Barnes, Kew Bull. 1946: 44. 1946, non Buchet, 1911; nec Smith, 1914; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 121. 1959.
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  Description: Corms to 2 cm across. Leaf radiatisect, lobes 5-6, to 16 x 8 cm, ovate to elliptic, acuminate, base cuneate, membranous; petiole to 45 cm, base sheathing the peduncle. Inflorescence appear along with leaves; peduncle to 16 cm; spathe c. 7 cm long; greenish purple, limb caudate-acuminate, incurved, c. 5 cm long; spadix, c. 9 cm long, bent at the tip; male flowers scattered at base in male spadix, stamens 4, reniform; female flowers crowded at base; neuters few above the female; ovary oblong, truncate at apex with sessile stigma.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-September
  District(s): Malappuram, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Damsite, Karimpuzha
   
 
   
 
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