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  Arisaema psittacus
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema psittacus Barnes in Hook., Icon. Pl. ser. 5, 5: t. 3405. 1940; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 131. 1959; Narayanan et al., Rheedea 7: 101. 1997.
  Malayalam Name(s): Pambucholam
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Tuberous herbs, dioecious; corm to 3.5 cm across, subglobose; petiole to 65 cm long, green with purplish mottlings. Leaves digitate compound, leaflets 8-10, to 20 x 5 cm, elliptic-lanceolate, base cuneate, apex caudate-acuminate, dark green above, light and glossy below. Spathe to 18 x 4 cm, tip caudate acuminate, recurved, tube striped with green and white; limb hemispherical to 15 x 4 cm. Spadix 8 cm long; appendix to 5 cm. Male flowers purplish; female flowers deep green; ovaries ovoid.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Purple
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Near Threatened (NT)
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