Arecaceae, Araceae, Zingiberaceae Fortnight 1-14 Aug 2014: Typhonium sp. for ID (Araceae) from Uttarakhand_DSR_20 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
This species of Typhonium was photographed in Mynsyari area (Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand).
Please suggest the ID.

It appears like Himalayan Typhonium (Typhonium diversifolium is a synonym of Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett. )

Please open the spathe when the ID.

Thank you Sir for introducing to another Typhonium (Sauromatum diversifolium).

Does not seem to match with images of Sauromatum diversifolium at efi.

On further perusal, I think it matches with some images of Sauromatum diversifolium at


Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Month: Araceae-For id from Gori Valley :: NS Aug 22 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).
Please help to identify this small herb with beautiful infructescence, recorded from Uttrakhand…
I hope this can be a Typhonium sp..

Please ignore the first picture, recorded from Chakrata.. sorry for the mess..
Attaching pics belonging to the plant posted here..

Actually, this WAS a Typhonium but it is now classified in the genus Sauromatum: Sauromatum diversifolium. The distribution of this species starts in W Himalaya and extends into W China. The further to the east one goes, the shorter the appendix gets and the more compact the inflorescence. In India 5 Sauromatum species occur: S. diversifolium grows in the NW states, the very rare and small Sauromatum brevipes occurs in Sikkim and W Bengal, S. venosum grows in south and north India and on a recent fieldtrip I came across S. horsefieldii near Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. S. horsefieldii is the most widespread species in the genus but it was not reported from India before. The fifth species is a species that has been found by several researchers in Arunachal Pradesh recently but it still needs to be formally described.
The phylogeny and new classification of Sauromatum can be found in this excellent article:…/Cusimano_Typhonium_2010.pdf
As the name suggests is the leaf of S. diversifolium variable ranging from hastate to pedate. In general S. diversifolium is a high altitude species often occurring above 3000 meter.

Many thanks … for identification and providing a detailed note on distribution and taxonomy of Sauromatum in India… I will also go through the article you have linked..

Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Month: Araceae- Typhonium? from Chakrata for id:: NS Aug 23 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).

This small herb was shot from Chakrata area in August last year..
Please help to conclude id..
I hope this is again a Typhoniun sp. ..

Perhaps this is also Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett., as in efi thread

Sauromatum diversifolium looks close !


SK 3073 24 October 2021: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Rara, Nepal
Altitude: 2957 m.
Date: 20 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Sauromatum diversifolium (Wall. ex Schott) Cusimano & Hett. ??

Yes, I agree, Sauromatum diversifolium.
I found it at the same altitude in the Langtang Valley more to the east.

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