Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman

 
  • Family : MUSACEAE
    (Banana Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KELA FAMILY (केला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : MUSACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ensete superbum (Roxb.) Cheesman
  • Vernacular name : Chowani, Kawder, Rankel (Marathi); Kalluvazha, Malavazha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent on steep rocky slopes
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Thane district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • Literature : B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; 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=Ensete superbum. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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