Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett. (Images by Nidhan Singh (Id by Pascal Bruggeman) & D S Rawat (Id by J M garg)(Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))


Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth (Images by Nidhan Singh & D.S. Rawat (Placed here by J.M.Garg))




In India 5 Sauromatum species occur: S. diversifolium grows in the NW states, the very rare and small Sauromatum brevipes occurs in Sikkim and W Bengal, S. venosum grows in south and north India and on a recent fieldtrip I came across S. horsefieldii near Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. S. horsefieldii is the most widespread species in the genus but it was not reported from India before. The fifth species is a species that has been found by several researchers in Arunachal Pradesh recently but it still needs to be formally described.
The phylogeny and new classification of Sauromatum can be found in this excellent article:…/Cusimano_Typhonium_2010.pdf 


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Sauromatum venosum Arum pedatum, Arum venosum, Sauromatum pedatum Araceae Voodoo Lily


Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-
Floristic Plants of the World By Rashtra Vardhana (2006)- Details-

Sauromatum & Typhonium ‎(Araceae) : 4 posts by 2 authors.  

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Sauromatum & Typhonium (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

You can add Sauromatum horsefieldii as a record for India, I have come across this species this spring near Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. There is an undescribed species growing throughout the NE States as well but it grows scattered and Gogoi from BSI has not been able to find a good specimen to describe it from, I expect it to be published within 2-3 years but at least S. horsefieldii I can confirm is a new record for India (although not published or as a pressed specimen). 2202 is S. horsefieldii, 2218 is the new species.

PS. In case you also want to treat the S Indian and Sri Lankan genus Theriophonum, as far as I know there is no expert in the West or in India on this genus. It is a difficult genus in need of a revision.

I have added species list.

Thanks, … Species at other links match with it.

Pl. go through Sauromatum (‎‎‎Araceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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