Maranta arundinacea L.

 
  • Family : MARANTACEAE
    (Arrowroot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TIKHOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MARANTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Maranta arundinacea L.
  • Common name : Arrow Root, West Indian arrowroot, West Indian salop
  • Vernacular name : Tikhor (Hindi); Koove (Kannada); Aruruttukizhangu (Tamil); Tavaksiri (Sanskrit); Koovva, Kochikuva (Malayalam); Palguntha (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its starchy root
  • Flower, Fruit : November-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Maranta arundinacea. Downloaded on 28 October 2021.

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