Phrynium placentarium (Lour.) Merr.

 
  • Family : MARANTACEAE
    (Arrowroot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TIKHOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MARANTACEAE
  • Basionym : Phyllodes placentaria Lour.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stachyphrynium placentarium (Lour.) Clausager & Borchs.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist forests near streams
  • Comments / notes : Not common. Grows as an undergrowth in evergreen forests of Western Ghats.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-February
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 27/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-317
  • Collection Locality : Barbara forest, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Sundergarh district, Angul district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : India, Indo-Malesian region
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; 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=Phrynium placentarium. Downloaded on 17 October 2021.

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