Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Flowers of the Eastern Ghats- Cobra lily

 The Cobra lily, Arisaema is endemic to the Eastern Ghats- a low hill range parallel to the eastern coast line of India.

While Arisaema tortuosa is found in the rain forests of the Western Ghats, this Arisaema is found in the Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats.
The remarkable thing about these plants is that they are hermaphroditic. They start life as male plants, and when they are mature, they turn into female plants.
I would be grateful for a correct identification of this Arisaema.

9 comments:

  1. These pics are so nice,green and so refreshing !

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  2. Fascinating! I saw the pictures on the Flowers Of India site, but to see them in reality and photograph them...that's great!

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  3. What a unique flower! Are they always in green?

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  4. Such an exotic flower. They remind me of Aristolochia and Calla lilies.

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  5. How aptly named - the cobra lilly.

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