Belamcanda chinensis (L.) DC.

 
  • Family : IRIDACEAE
    (Saffron Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KESAR FAMILY (केसर फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : IRIDACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Iris domestica (L.) Goldblatt & Mabb.
  • Common name : Leopard Flower
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grown as garden plant
  • Key identification features : A perennial herb with underground rhizome. Leaves are two-ranked on a compressed aerial shoot. Flowers are attractive, 2-2.5 cm. across and borne on a branched terminal inflorescence. The petals form a wheel-shaped structure. Fruit dehiscent.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-October
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha; C.J.Saldanha
  • Collection Nos : HFP 792, CJS 14453, CJS 14660
  • Collection Locality : Hebbsale (Hassan); Belur road (Hassan)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; 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=Belamcanda chinensis. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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