Common name: Blushing Cobra Lily
Botanical name: Arisaema erubescens Family: Araceae (arum family)
This smaller Cobra Lily reaches 40 cm in height, but this doesn't take away
from its unique beauty. Its spathe varies in colour from pale purplish red to
purplish pink. The botanical name erubescens means blushing
(reddening). The spathe has white stripes on the inside below, and ovate long
pointed down-curved blade.Spadix blunt, slightly longer than the cylindrical
spathe-tube. Leaf has 7-14 narrow lance-like, long pointed radiating leaflets.
The long leaf stalk is variegated brown, 12-30 cm high. Seen at altitudes of
2000-2600 m in the Himalayas. Flowering: May-June.
|Photographed at Shirui hill,
Ukhrul, Manipur. |