Common name: Murray's Cobra Lily • Marathi: पांढरा सापकांदा Pandhra sap-kanda
Botanical name: Arisaema murrayi Family: Araceae (Arum family)
Murray's Cobra Lily is a species of Cobra Lily found in the Western Ghats. It
is a tuberous herb, 30-50 cm high. A single leaf, with 5-7 leaflets, comes
out after the flowers. The inflorescence is typical of the cobra lily plants.
The spathe (or the "hood") is 5-15 cm, forming wide tube at the base, The
upper part of the spathe is white with purple base. The lower part is green.
A deep purple threadlike appendage comes out from the spadix. It is curved
and protrudes out of the "hood". Minute flowers reside on the spadix, covered
by the spathe.
Identification credit: Pravin Kawale
|Photographed in Alibag, Maharashtra.|