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  Arisaema tortuosum var. tortuosum
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema tortuosum (Wall.) Schott in Schott & Endl., Melet. Bot. 1: 17. 1832, var. tortuosum; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 502. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1584(1105). 1931; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 136. 1959; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 402. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 332. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 493. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 496. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 410. 1995; 755; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 485. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 474. 1998; Sivad. in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 239. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 366. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 757. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 524. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 905. 2009. Arum tortuosum Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 10, t. 114. 1830.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Whipcord Cobra Lily, Jack in the pulpit
  Description: Herbs, corms 2-3 cm across. Leaflets 8-10, 8-12 x 3-4 cm, oblanceolate, apex abruptly acuminate, base acute, sparsely hispid below, petiolulate; petiole to 35 cm long, 2-together. Peduncle usually shorter than the petiole; spathe 8-12 cm long, green; limb ovate, acuminate, with white and purple streaks; tube 4-6 cm long. Spadix 12-18 cm long, sigmoidally curved, appendage narrow.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-June
  District(s): Palakkad, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Himalayas, South India and Sri Lanka
  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:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 900-1400
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Mlappara, Karimalagopuram, Kuruva Island, Kakki hills, Ezhimala, on way to Panoth, Mulleria, Rockwood, Chemungi
   
 
   
 
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