Anaphyllum wightii Schott

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anaphyllum wightii Schott
  • Vernacular name : Keerikkizhangu, Sulli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and semi-Evergreen forests
  • Key identification features : Rhizomatous herbs with creeping rootstocks. Flowers are known to emit an unpleasant smell.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Collector(s) Name : V.T Antony
  • Collection Locality : Kurisu Mala, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Udayan, Ravikumar and Udaiyan 2004. New Plant records from the state of Karnataka. J. Ind. For. May, 2004; 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=Anaphyllum wightii. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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