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Published In: Enumeratio Plantarum Omnium Hucusque Cognitarum 3: 28. 1841. (Enum. Pl.) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl.Per.: April-May.
Type: Type: Described from material cultivated at Kew?
Distribution: Distribution: India and Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Common from 900-2300 m in sunny places or as an undergrowth. Especially abundant in parts of Azad Kashmir (Chikar and Binjosa). The leaf stalks are mottled, suggesting a snake. The leaves appear after flowering; the flowers are evil smelling.
Illustration: Sauromatum venosum (Aiton) Kunth (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Chikar, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 1403 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Saidpur, M. Nath 144 (RAW); Murree, St. Dennys College, Y. & I. Nasir s.n. (RAW); Gharial, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 3808 (KUH); Kashmir: C-7 Serimang, c. 6000', Y. Nasir & Khan 8455 (RAW); Binjosa, ± 7500, Y. Nasir 8440 (RAW).


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Plants monoecious. Corm up to 13 cm broad, globose-depressed. Petiole mottled black, 30-45 cm long. Leaf pedate, 7-11 lobed; lobes elliptic-lanceolate, 6-23 x 1.4-7 cm. Spathe 32-44 cm long, tube ovoid, margins connate, much shorter than the limb, greenish, mottled purplish-black inside. Peduncle 1.5-3.5 cm long. Spadix shorter than the spathe, appendage pale green, stout, 14-18 (-21) cm long, obtuse. Male zone 1-13 cm long. Neuter zone 1-1.2 cm long; neuter organs clavate, 4-5 mm long, yellow. Female zone 1.5-2 cm long. Ovary obovoid. Stigma sessile. Berries red. Seed ± ovoid, c. 1.8 mm broad.
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