Amorphophallus bulbifer (Roxb.) Blume

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum bulbiferum Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amorphophallus bulbifer (Roxb.) Blume
  • Vernacular name : Kattuchena (Malayalam); Dhar oal (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Occasional along margins of forests, dry deciduous forests
  • Key identification features : Erect herb, tuber globose. Leaves 3-fid, sessile, apex acuminate-caudate
  • Flower, Fruit : April-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Hassan district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Koraput district
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; Ravikumar & Balachandran-2014, Journal of Threatened Taxa 6(8): 6108–6121; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; 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=Amorphophallus bulbifer. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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