Phrynium pubinerve Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae 38 1827. (syn: Narukila ovata (L.) Farw.; Phrynium capitatum Willd. [Illegitimate]; Phrynium densiflorum Moritzi ex Körn.; Phrynium laoticum Gagnep.; Phrynium malaccense Ridl.; Phrynium ovatum (L.) Druce [Illegitimate]; Phrynium philippinense Ridl.; Phrynium pubigerum Blume; Phrynium rheedei Suresh & Nicolson; Phrynium thorelii Gagnep.; Phyllodes capitata Kuntze; Phyllodes pubigera (Blume) Kuntze; Phyllodes pubinervis (Blume) Kuntze; Pontederia ovata L.);
S. China to Trop. Asia as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; Cambodia; China South-Central; China
Southeast; East Himalaya; India; Jawa; Laos; Malaya; Myanmar; New Guinea;
Philippines; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Thailand; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
Herbs with creeping root stock. Leaves oblong, acuminate, base rounded or obtuse, to 30 x 18 cm; petiole to 60 cm long. Spike globose, sessile on the petiole, 4-6 cm across. Inner bracts ovate-oblong, fimbriate at apex. Corolla yellow. Outer petaloid staminodes orange-red. Lip with a pendulous appendage. Ovary tomentose.
Flowering and fruiting: April-July
Semi-evergreen and myristica swamp forests
India, Sri Lanka and Malesia
(attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
ID 19 Kannur 01 : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this herb from a wetland associated with a sacred grove at Kannur District of Kerala collected on 26/01/19.
wow. i wish could see it in its prime. remnants of a canna inflorescence may be?
Leaves structure more closely to Canna edulis.
Phrynium pubinerve of Marantaceae
Thanks to … since its … opinion, i accept it. the leaf venation are matching with maranta but the red remnants don’t match any thing on the net
Pl. see GBIF (with type specimens) High resolution specimen
Thank you … the second link does show similarity. ok then. so it is. thanks to you all i got to see something new that link shows specimen from Hawaii