Pancratium nairii Sasikala & Reema Kumari

    (Amaryllis Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SUDARSHAN FAMILY (सुदर्शन फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : AMARYLLIDACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in Plant list
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ghat forests
  • Comments / notes : The report regarding the species was only from its type locality i.e. Temple gate, Thalassery, Kannur, Kerala. But now the species is being reported from Kondhane, Raigad, Maharashtra.
  • Key identification features : Perennial herb, up to 35 cm in length; bulbs are 2 in number, ovoid in shape and white coloured: Leaves are 3 – 6 acute and contemporary with flowers, slightly reflexed, lanceolate-elliptic,base of the leaf is narrowing and abruptly tapering above; perianth and staminal cup is funnel shaped, staminal cup is 0.7 – 1 cm in length, with 12 teeth respectively between filaments; filaments are longer than the teeth and the teeth is 2 – 5 mm in length. Stamens 6 in numbers and it is inserted at the throat of perianth tube
  • Flower, Fruit : April-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Western Ghats, India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Sameer Patil (2015). Pancratium nairii Sasikala & Reema Kumari (Amaryllidaceae): A New Record for Maharashtra. Indian Journal of Forestry 38(4) 1-8.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. nairii. Downloaded on 23 January 2022.


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