BIOSYSTEMATIC STUDIES IN THE GENUS ANAPHYLLUM SCHOTT (ARACEAE) OF WESTERN GHATS by Dominic V J- Int. J. LifeSc. Bt & Pharm. Res. 2012 – Research Paper-
Anaphyllum Schott. is a genus belonging to the family Araceae with two species—Anaphyllum beddomei Engl. and Anaphyllum wightii Schott. These are unexplored, endemic and threatened plant species in South Western Ghats striving for their existence with treasures of genes with medicinal importance. Two variants of Anaphyllum wightii are noticed in the Western Ghats region throughout Kerala at an altitude of 650 – 1000 meters. Anaphyllum beddomei is observed only at an altitude of 1200-1500 meters from the Agusthya peaks of the South Western Ghats. Tribal communities use these plants as food and as antidote to snake bite. Two morphologically different variants of A. wightii (1-large and 2-small) were noticed in the present study. Morphological and anatomical variations were studied in A. beddomei and in the two variants of A. wightii. The Histo-taxonomical and biochemical prospecting envisaged in the present investigation reveal the important properties of this unexplored endemic and threatened genus and can lay the foundation for the complete cataloguing and indexing of the targeted species. The ISSR molecular marker studies indicate that the two variants of A. wightii with different morphologies have difference in their genetic constitution also.
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Anaphyllum beddomei Engl.; tall herb; southern W. Ghats; threatended. Amorphophallus smithsonianus Sivadasan; Agasthymala. Arisaema agasthyanum Sivadasan et Sathish.; Agasthyamala hills.
Anaphyllum wightii Schott; tall herb; …
Anaphyllum (Araceae) : 2 posts by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Anaphyllum (Pl. click).
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
Anaphyllum page (Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
Pl. go through Anaphyllum page (Araceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.