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  Arisaema tortuosum var. curvatum
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema tortuosum (Wall.) Schott var. curvatum (Roxb.) Engl., Pflanzenr. 23F: 191. 1920. Arum curvatum Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 3: 506. 1832. Arisaema curvatum (Roxb.) Kunth, Enum. Pl. 3: 20. 1841. Arisaema neglectum Schott, Bonplandia 7: 26. 1859; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 504. 1893. Arisaema murrayi sensu Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 332. 1988, non (Graham) Hooker, 1848. Arisaema tortuosum (Wall.) Schott var. neglectum (Schott) C.E.C. Fisch. in Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1585(1105). 1931.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Whipcord Cobra Lily
  Description: Usually monoecious but sometimes paradioecious. Leaves (1-) 2, pedate; leaflets 11-13, linear to lanceolate, 9-19 x 0.6-1.7 (-2.5) cm. Spathe longer than the foliage, green, ribbed; tube 5.4-5 cm long, cylindrical, gradually broadening into an ovate, caudate-acuminate limb, larger than the tube. Spadix appendage 8-19 cm long, stout, at first curved and then prolonged upright beyond the limb, black when dry. In monoecious forms the male zone longer than the female. Stamens stalked; anther dehiscence porose. Ovary ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long; style short, stigma discoid, papillate. Berry 6-7 mm broad. Seeds 4-5, ± angular-ovoid, testa rugose, coriaceous, yellowish-brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-July
  District(s): Palakkad, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Valiyaparathode
   
 
   
 
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