SE. India, Sri Lanka, China (S. Yunnan) to Indo-China as per WCSP ;
 
¿ stak-iss-FRI-nos ? — from the Greek stachys (spike) and phrynos (frog); referring to marshy habitat … CPQBG
spi-KAH-tum or spy-KAY-tum — grows ears (like corn), in spikes … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: marsh maranta, spiked arrowrootKannada: ಕಾಡುಕೂವೆ kaadukooveMalayalam: കാട്ടുകൂവ kattukoovaMarathi: मरांटा marantaTulu: ಕಾಟ್ಟುಕೂವೆ kattukoove


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Names of Plants in India :: Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum.: via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > ‎  Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum. … (family: Marantaceae) 

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¿ stak-iss-FRI-nos ? — from the Greek stachys (spike) and phrynos (frog); referring to marshy habitat … CPQBG
spi-KAH-tum or spy-KAY-tum — grows ears (like corn), in spikes … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: marsh maranta, spiked arrowrootMarathi: मरांटा maranta
botanical names: Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum. … synonyms: Halopegia cadelliana (King ex Baker) K.Schum. • Maranta caespitosa A.Dietr. • Maranta spicata Thwaites [Illegitimate] • Phrynium cadellianum King ex Baker • Phrynium spicatum Roxb. • Phrynium zeylanicum Benth. • Phyllodes spicata (Roxb.) Kuntze • Stachyphrynium cadellianum (King ex Baker) N.P.Balakr. • Stachyphrynium mekongense Gagnep. • Stachyphrynium sinense H.Li • Stachyphrynium tetranthum K.Larsen • Stachyphrynium zeylanicum (Benth.) K.Schum. … The Plants List
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Photographed at at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) … 24 JUN 12



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Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum. … (family: Marantaceae)
¿ stak-iss-FRI-nos ? — from Greek stachys (spike) and phrynos (frog); the marsh habitatCPQBG
spi-KAH-tum or spy-KAY-tum — grows ears (like corn), in spikes … Dave’s Botanary

Jun 24, 2012 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai
commonly known as: marsh maranta, spiked arrowroot • Marathi: मरांटा maranta
Native to: s India, Sri Lanka, s China, Indo-China
References: Further Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar • Global Species
more views: Jun 24, 2012 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai 
Oct 31, 2010 … at Yeoor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park), Mumbai


I had seen the leaves of this plant but not the flowers. Thanks for showing this unique sp.


Have been seeing this plant for two years while exploring Yeoor Hills, and was getting more eager to see it flowering some day of the year — until few days back … clarified that it flowers in June, and that the flower spike rises just about 1 – 2 inches above the ground with just about a cm wide flower.
Finally got it last weekend.


 

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Stachyphrynium spicatum: 6 images. 

Sharing few photographs of “Stachyphrynium spicatum” (Family: Marantaceae) from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai.
Common name: Maranta.
Date/Time: 01-07-2012/ 02:15PM.
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb.


Very good Discovery from SGNP

Saw these plants at SGNP, Mumbai on 9/12/2012.

No flowers, only leaves.
Leaves having a pointed end.
Plants approx 3 feet in height.
Id please.


Ctenanthe compressa


at which place in SGNP.. i guess in garden. not the forest area???


… looks like the marsh marantaStachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum. (family: Marantaceae),
Will wait for validating comment(s).


… are you sure of the plant’s height as 3 ft ? … to me the height seems just 1 to 1.5 ft.


You are right.The height was not 3 feet. It was an approximate height I had written.
On second thoughts, these are probably 1.5 to 2 feet maximum.
When you are travelling with a group, like I did with TAW, it is difficult to take pictures & also catch up with the group. As in the thick jungle, you do not want to be left behind.
Generally you have to remember the plants later, this can be confusing at times.
Thanks for correcting me.
…, these were found growing wild deep in the SGNP, near a stream and not in a garden.
Zingiber cernuum was found growing near it.


Yes than it look like Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) Schum. (family Marantaceae) syn. Maranta spicata, Phrynium spicatum.. not commonly seen…


  
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