Chlorophytum palghatense K.M.P.Kumar & Adsul

  • Family : LILIACEAE
    (Lily Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BACHNAG FAMILY (बचनाग फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ASPARAGACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grass lands of high mountains
  • Comments / notes : It is distinct from C. sharmae for the absence of root tubers; broadly lanceolate leaves with entire margins; pedicel articulation close to flower; obtuse anther apex and glabrous stigma.
  • Key identification features : Filaments are 4–5 mm long which are longer than the anthers, perigone segments are 6 in number, arranged in two whorls of 3 in each, recurved, outer perigone segments are 5-nerved & inner perigone segments are 3-nerved and both are elliptic-lanceolatous, glabrous, white in coclour, margins are hyaline & obtuse at apex. Pedicel articulation is close to flower, articulation of upper part of pedicel is 1–1.5 mm & articulation of pedicel below is , 1.2–1.25 cm in length respectively.
  • Flower, Fruit : September-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats,India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : NE
  • Literature : Konickal Mambetta Prabhu Kumar, Vadakkoot Sankaran Hareesh, Avinash Asraji Adsul, Kollencherri Puthenveetil Vimal, Indira Balachandran & Shrirang Ramachandra Yadav (2014). A new species of Chlorophytum (Asparagaceae) from southern Western Ghats of India. Phytotaxa 188 (5): 282–286.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. palghatense. Downloaded on 23 May 2022.


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