Amorphophallus sylvaticus (Roxb.) Kunth

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum sylvaticum Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Synantherias sylvatica (Roxb.) Schott; Brachyspatha sylvatica (Roxb.) Schott
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Amorphophallus sylvaticus (Roxb.) Kunth
  • Vernacular name : Kaattu karunai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often from foothills to 1200m, in shade.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vizianagaram district
    • Telangana : Nizamabad district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : Ratnagiri district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Sindhudurg district, Yavatmal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvallur district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Chithra & Balakrishnan (1989). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 3.
  • 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 sylvaticus. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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