Blushing Cobra Lily   
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Blushing Cobra Lily
ative digitate Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Blushing Cobra Lily • Nepali: सर्पको मकै Sarpako makai • Tangkhul: Pharawon
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.
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