Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) Schumann

 
  • Family : MARANTACEAE
    (Arrowroot Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : TIKHOR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MARANTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Stachyphrynium spicatum (Roxb.) K.Schum.
  • Vernacular name : Kattukoova (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Not common. Grows as forest undergrowth.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-August
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1785
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Hassan district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Stachyphrynium spicatum. Downloaded on 19 October 2021.

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