Himalayan Green Cobra Lily
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Himalayan Green Cobra Lily
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Green Cobra Lily • Nepali: बाँको Baanko, सर्पको मकै Sarpako Makai • Kashmiri: Haapat guagij ﺣﺎﭘﺖ ﮔﻮﮔﺞ
Botanical name: Arisaema jacquemontii    Family: Araceae (Arum family)

Himalayan Green Cobra Lily is a perennial which grows to a height of 0.6m and a width of 30-50 cm. Leaves 1 or 2. Leaflets 5-7, elliptic-ovate or elliptic-lanceolate. Spathe green, white-streaked, as long as or longer than the foliage; tube cylindric, 3.7-5.5 cm long. The spathe has a long acute apex. Spadix included in the spathe. The thread-like appendage is rather stout, curved. Berries globose, 4-4.5 mm broad, red when mature.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Kufri, Himachal Pradesh, Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand & Kashmir.

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