Cryptocoryne crispatula Engl.

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cryptocoryne crispatula Engl.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Aquatic
  • Comments / notes : Very rare; found growing in a stream near Padubidri
  • Key identification features : Aquatic herb; rootstock creeping. Leaves ribbon-like, not clearly differentiated into petiole and blade. Peduncle very short; spathe limb grey to yellowish with purple to purple-black spots and short strips, open and somewhat spreding at base, the base less tightly spiral than the tip. Ovaries 3-4; stigmas circular
  • Flower, Fruit : December-February
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. crispatula. Downloaded on 21 October 2019.

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