Amorphophallus sylvaticus (Roxb.) Kunth

 
  • Family : ARACEAE
    (Arum Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : OAL FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Araceae
  • Basionym : Arum sylvaticum Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Synantherias sylvatica (Roxb.) Schott; Brachyspatha sylvatica (Roxb.) Schott
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Amorphophallus sylvaticus (Roxb.) Kunth
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kaattu karunai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Tropical semi-evergreen forests, Tropical moist deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Often from foothills to 1200m, in shade.
  • Flower, Fruit : May-September
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Kurnool district, Vizianagaram district
    • Telangana : Nizamabad district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : Ratnagiri district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Sindhudurg district, Yavatmal district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, The Nilgiri district, Tiruvallur district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District
    • 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
    • Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI
    • Henry, Chithra & Balakrishnan (1989). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 3.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Amorphophallus sylvaticus. Downloaded on 20 May 2024.

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