Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl.

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (Arum Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : OAL FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ARACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Amorphophallus commutatus var. anshiensis Punekar, Lakshmin. & Sivad.; Amorphophallus commutatus var. wayanadensis Sivad. & Jaleel
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl.
  • Common name : Dragon Stalk Yam
  • Vernacular name : Kattuchena (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Common in shaded places of evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : May-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 13151, KFP 8352
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014- Flora of South Kanara; 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; Punekar, Lakshmin. & Sivad., FI. Anshi N.P., Western Ghats-Karnataka 514. 2011. (ARACEAE); Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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 commutatus. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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