S. India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Is. as per WCSP;

Requesting id of a riparian component: Attaching few photos taken at Iruppu, Kodagu, Karnataka besides river
Laxmana thirtha on 30 07 2011.

These flowers were attracting UI Sixline blues, Watersnow Flat and Red Helen butterflies. 

Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe of Marantaceae plant of 3-5m height in the under-storey of Evergreen and Semi-evergreen also along streams and rivulets.


Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. SN April 39 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. (= Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolf.), Fam : Marantaceae,
Tall reed (shrub) in the western ghats area near streams, collected from Walparai, near tea estate, Coimbatore district Tamilnadu,
elephants eat this.

ANMAY25/26 Zingiberaceae for identification : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (11)
Family: Zingiberaceae
Date: 11th May 2015
Place: Shimoga District, Karnataka

Habit: Herb
Height of plant: 12 feet

Excellent photos. It is Indianthus virgatus of Marantaceae





ANSEPT29/29 Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Family: Marantaceae
Date: 13th September 2015
Place: Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala
Habit: Tall Herb (3 metres)
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest
Leaves and habit are available in my earlier post.

Very beautiful and new to me..thanks …!!



flower FOR ID :: Iruppu Falls, Coorg :: 12 NOV 19 : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
Iruppu Falls  Coorg

Date: November 12, 2019 … Altitude range: about 850 – 1,000 m (2,800 – 3,300 ft) asl

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Dear friends,
I have not seen this flower earlier; no idea. It was the sole flower there. The flower measured about 3/4th inch across. I could not make out any other aspects of it. I will be happy to know at the least the family it belongs!  

Indianthus virgatus (earlier Schumanianthus)

Could be Murdannia sp,

i dont think so, …



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