Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 159: 393 2009. (Syn: Arundastrum virgatum (Roxb.) Kuntze; Clinogyne virgata (Roxb.) Benth.; Donax virgata (Roxb.) K.Schum.; Donax virgata (Roxb.) Schum.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) A.Dietr.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) Wall.; Maranta virgata (Roxb.) Wight; Phrynium virgatum Roxb.; Phyllodes virgata (Roxb.) Kuntze; Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe);
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
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)
Date: 11th May 2015
Place: Shimoga District, Karnataka
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)
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.
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
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, …