Crinum malabaricum Lekhak & S.R.Yadav

 
  • Family : AMARYLLIDACEAE
    (AMARYLLIS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaryllidaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Crinum malabaricum Lekhak & S.R.Yadav
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Aquatic and submerged
  • Comments / notes : Aquatic species. Leaves grow 4 – 5 cm per day in length. Narrow endemic (0.5 sq.km area) in Kasaragod district, Kerala state. This species is an important source of galanthamine used in treatment of Alzheimer disease.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Periya village (Kasaragod district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : M. M. Lekhak & S. R. Yadav (2012). Crinum malabaricum (Amaryllidaceae), a remarkable new aquatic species from Kerala, India. Kew Bull. 67(3): 521-526; 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=Crinum malabaricum. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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