Anaphyllum wightii Schott, Gen. Aroid. 83 1858. ;

Tall herbs, rhizome creeping. Leaves pinnatisect or pinnatipartite; lobes 3-8 pairs, 20-28 x 5-10 cm, usually narrower, elliptic to oblong, apex acute, sessile or petiolulate; petiole 60-150 cm long, erect, 5-10 cm thick, smooth or transversally rugose, brownish. Spadix 15-30 cm long, 5-8 cm broad; spathe open, deep brown, once or twice twisted; spikes 4.5 cm long, 8-10 mm thick. Flowers bisexual, densely arranged, 3-6 mm across; perianth lobes 4, obovate, truncate; stamens 6, free, filaments broad; ovary 1-celled, ovule solitary, style short, stigma discoid. Fruit a globose achene.

Flowering and fruiting: January-February
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
Southern Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)


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Family: Araceae
Date: 13th September 2015
Place: Thattekadu Bird Sanctuary, Ernakulam District, Kerala
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Semi-evergreen forest

Requesting a herb id 011222_3: 1 very high res. images.
A herb with solitary spadix and a up twisted spathe.
Mostly an Arum. No perceivable smell.
Meenmutty water falls, Ponmudi range Thiruvananthapuram.

May I request you to post closeup of the spadix / plant

I think close to images at—l/ar/araceae/anaphyllum/anaphyllum-wightii