Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe

 
  • Family : MARANTACEAE
    (Arrowroot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TIKHOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MARANTACEAE
  • Basionym : Phrynium virgatum Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Maranta virgata (Roxb.) Wall. ex Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe
  • Vernacular name : Channa, Kookkila, Malamkoova, Kattukuppa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas in evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common across ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : January-August
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Neol Sebastian
  • Collection Date : 21-11-2018
  • Collection Nos : HFP 49, CJS 13456; HJCB-1719
  • Collection Locality : Peruvanthanam, Idukki district, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Shivamogga district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Balakrishna Gowda & A.N. Sringesh 2004 – Sringeri (checklist unpublished); Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Herbarium specimen from Peruvanthanam, Idukki district, Kerala (not scanned)
  • 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=Schumannianthus virgatus. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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