Theriophonum sivaganganum (Ramam. & Sebastine) Bogner

  • Family : ARACEAE
    (Arum Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : OAL FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ARACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Theriophonum sivaganganum (Ramam. & Sebastine) Bogner
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On plains and on the floor of scrub jungles, often sheltered by thorny plants; also found in wastelands
  • Key identification features : First leaf or two are saggitate, the rest are lanceolate; spathe purple below
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Piranmalai Hills (Sivaganga district), Ramanathapuram district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Endangered (EN)
  • Literature : 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. sivaganganum. Downloaded on 14 June 2021.


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