Burmannia championii Thwaites

 
  • Family : BURMANNIACEAE
    (BURMANNIA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Burmanniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Burmannia championii Thwaites
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : A saprophytic herb found in the undergrowth of Myristica swamps and adjoining evergreen forests. This species is found at an altitude of 552 m in association with Pinanga dicksonii, Gymnacranthera canarica, Myristica fatua var. magnifica and Lophopetalum wightianum. (Sameer Ali et al, 2010)
  • Key identification features : Slender saprophytic herb with underground tuber of about 1 cm length and 0.6 cm of diameter. Stem 7-15 cm heigh, 1 mm in diameter, slender and white. Scales 2-4 mm long spirally arranged; basal scales shorter; bracts 3-4 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, capitate or sub-capitate, 2-7-flowered. Flowers bisexual, wingless; up to 1.2 cm long, white. Outer perianth lobe up to 3 mm; inner perianth lobe 1.5 mm long minutely pubescent. Ovary to 3 mm, oblong ovoid. Style thick, filiform; stigma 3-lobed. Capsule ellipsoid-oblong
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sameer Ali et al, 2010. Report of Burmannia Championii Thw. from Uttara Kannada, Central Western Ghats, Karnataka., J.Econ. Taxon. Bot. Vol. 34 No. 2 (2010); Joseph, J., Ansari, R. & C. N. Mohanan 1979. Burmannia championii Thw. - an addition to the flora of south India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.76: 552 -553; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Burmannia championii. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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