Arisaema agasthyanum Sivad. & Sath. Kumar, Aroideana 10(4): 19 1987. ;

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Annual herbs. Leaflets 7-8, 6-10 x 2-3 cm. Spathe 6-15 x 4-5 cm, convolute at base; limb expanded and curved Spadix 4.5-6 cm long. Pistillate flowers with, ovary 1-celled; ovules 4-6; stigma sessile. Staminate flowers of 1-2 anthers forming an annular stalked structure. Spadix appendix thick blunt at tip with a lower stripe having subulate sterile flowers; sterile flowers 1-2 in male spadix, many in female.

Flowering and fruiting: April-June
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)

(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi

What wonderful posts!!!
Thanks, …, for showing these rare beauties.


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