Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species : Xanthosoma sagittifolium
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott
  • Vernacular name : Govekesu (Kan.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Comments : Introduced on hills above 1400 m, in perennially moist places, by wastelands, by habitations etc. Also cultivated sometimes for its edible tubers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : Neotropics; Introduced to the Old World Tropics
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Xanthosoma sagittifolium. Downloaded on 22 February 2024.

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