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  Arisaema translucens
 
  Family: ARACEAE
  Citation:  Arisaema translucens C.E.C. Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 344. 1933 & Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1891(1308). 1931; Chatterjee, Bull. Bot. Soc. Bengal 8: 136. 1959.
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  Description: Cormous herbs; corm subglobose, 1.5-2.5 x 1.75-2 cm. Cataphylls 3; the upper most to 10 cm long; the lower most becoming chaffy. Leaf solitary; leaflets radiate, 9-11, sessile, narrowly elliptic-oblanceolate; petiole sheathing below middle, 30-40 cm long, pinkish purple with brown and pink markings or pink with brown and white markings. Peduncle ca 20 cm long; tube of spathe nearly cylindric, slightly widened towards mouth, 3.5-4.5 x 1-1.5 cm; limb cucullate, ca 2.5 cm long with 6 broad purple or white stripes continued on to the upper 2/3 of tube and converging at apex; the bands in between translucent extending into a filiform upcurved tip; spadix 4-5.5 cm long, dioecious, green with faint purple striae, white above for a quarter. Staminate spadix to 2 cm long, nearly cylindric with scattered strands. Sterile flowers absent; appendix narrowly clavate. Pistillate spadix 1-1.5 cm long; flowers crowded, subglobose. Sterile flowers above pistillate ones, scattered, subulate; appendix awl-shaped, blunt at apex, sometimes much narrowed below apex and again slightly widened at tip.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-August
  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): White, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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