Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (ARUM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum viviparum Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Remusatia vivipara (Roxb.) Schott
  • Common name : Hitchhiker Elephant Ear
  • Vernacular name : Mara kesu (Kannada); Sengarunaikizhangu (Tamil); Marachembu, Maratthaali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On Rotting wood and among rocks
  • Comments / notes : Often seen on hills above 1300m, in shade, moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : April-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Kolhapur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Salem district
  • World Distribution : Africa, Madagascar, Indo-Malesia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; 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; 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=Remusatia vivipara. Downloaded on 14 October 2019.

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