Anaphyllum beddomei Engl., Pflanzenr. IV, 23C: 26 1911.;

by E S Santhosh Kumar (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Cormous herbs. Leaf lamina 3-sect, middle lobe pinnately lobed, varying in size; petioles 50-100 cm high. Peduncles as long as petioles. Spathe green, 5-8 x 2.5-5 cm, broadly ovate-oblong, acute at apex, round at base. Spadix blackish purple, 3-5 cm long, 0.3-0.5 cm diam. Perianth 3-4. Stamens 4-6. Ovary 1-celled; ovule 1; style 0; stigma discoid. Berries ovoid, 0.6-0.8 cm long, orange red on ripening.

Flowering and fruiting: February-March
Evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (Endemic)

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

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