Amorphophallus commutatus


Images by Prashant Awale, Alka Khare (Id by Suarjit Koley & Satish Pardeshi), Dinesh Valke (Id by Giby Kuriakose & Pascal Bruggeman) & Shubhada Nikharge (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links) 

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a-mor-fo-FAL-us -- without definite form ... Dave's Botanary
kom-yoo-TAH-tus -- changing ... Dave's Botanary 


commonly known asdragon stalk yamwild yam • Kannadaಕಾಡು ಸುವರ್ಣಗಡ್ಡೆ kaadu suvarnagadde • Malayalamകാട്ടുചേന kattucena • Marathiमोगरी कंद mogari kandaशेवळा shevala • Tuluಕಾಟ್ಟುಕೇನೆ kaattukene  
 
Conservation Education Centre, Forest near film city, Goregaon East, Mumbai on 11th June 2009; 12-06-2010: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai;  Suran - the vegetable - indiantreepix | Google Groups Amorphophallus commutatus (Dragon stalk yam) - indiantreepix | Google Groups Jungli Suran - indiantreepix | Google Groups

  
 
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Place: Kanheri Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) ... about 652 ft asl
Time: Jun 17, 2012 around 10.30am
Habit: herb
Habitat: rocky terrain, amidst deciduous forest

Plant height: about 20 - 40 cm, of variable heights

This is most probably Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl. of Araceae family 
Many many thanks ... for convincing thought.
Our friend ... too has same thought
This seems to be A.commutatus shevla in marathi. 


 
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Names of Plants in India :: Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl.:    Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl. ... (family: Araceae)
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
a-mor-fo-FAL-us -- without definite form ... Dave's Botanary
kom-yoo-TAH-tus -- changing ... Dave's Botanary
commonly known as: dragon stalk yamMalayalam: കാത്തു ചേന kattu-cenaMarathi: मोगरी कंद mogari kanda, शेवळा shevala
botanical names: Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl. ... synonym: Conophallus commutatus Schott ... The Plants List
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Photographed along NH8 near Sasunavaghar ... 21 JUN 08
Dear friends,
... to validate: लोत (lota) - a medicinal plant and its root. The flower is called शेवाळें (shevalen) ... A dictionary, Marathi and English by Molesworth, J. T. (James Thomas). Would the names refer to this plant ?

Reply to "to validate: लोत (lota) - a medicinal plant and its root. The flower is called शेवाळें (shevalen) ... A dictionary, Marathi and English by Molesworth, J. T. (James Thomas). Would the names refer to this plant ? "
If these are in Sanskrit then they do not apply to this. As Lota (may be Lata(लता) it is a twinner, and shevala (शेवल) is plant floating on water. (Amarakosha)
Incidentally I am sending a book cover we have edited. Name in English is Plants in Amarakosha (Amarakosha is alexicon in Sanskrit which dates back to 5th or 6th century A.D. We have given names and photos of 227 plants out of 279 plants in Amarakosha.
Pdf of book is ready I dont know how to send it as size is big 12 MB or so.
My mistake, apologies: I did not mention about the language in which these names need validation.
It is Marathi. I am referring to an entry found in A dictionary, Marathi and English by Molesworth, J. T. (James Thomas).
Marathi-knowing friends may validate my query.


Place: Kanheri Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) ... about 652 ft asl
Time: Jun 17, 2012 around 9.30am

Habit: herb
Habitat: rocky terrain, amidst deciduous forest
Plant height: about 40 - 50 cm

Had reported this plant on this forum from my property at Shahapur in June 2010 as Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. campanulatus [but unfortunately I cannot locate that mail in the archives of this group. Please see if you can].
I am also not too sure now whether that is the correct diagnosis.
Your post in archive is at
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/indiantreepix/iPAF8H4WuFg/lkivfQL9QM0J
On comparison, my observations:
My posted plant has
  1. thinner stalk
  2. more number of male and female flowers
  3. the height of spadix quite less.
  4. the spathe does not have any variagations -- the spathe in your posted plant seem to have the typical blurred circles in lighter tone of green
All these observations may not be of importance; these variations could be possible for the species you are suggesting.
Let us wait for comments - it will help resolve ID(s) of our plants.
I too think that ... plant is different from that of ... posted, at least the variety.

Looks like Amorphophallus smithsonianus to me.
Correction, due to the lack of staminodes in between the male and female zone this is a pale form of commutatus. Smithsonianus has large staminodes present which this plant lacks.


 
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Amorphophallus commutatus at CBD Belapur Hills : Attachments (7). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Sharing few photographs of Amorphophallus commutatus (Family: Araceae).
Location: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai.
Beautiful pictures ...

Requesting to please ID this arum captured on the Silonda trail, SGNP in Mumbai in July 2013.
There is confusion regarding whether it is Amorphophallus commutatus...
A local guide accompanying us told us that it is not 'Shevla', he showed us another stalk which he claimed to be Shevla (Amorphophallus commutatus I believe).
I have attached 2 sets of pics, requesting to please confirm if both are the same species ((Amorphophallus commutatus)
Following are links of images of A. commutatus Engl. -

can be A. commutatus.


Konkan, May 2014 :: Requesting ID of this arum :: 12JUN014 :: ARK-27: 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7).
Requesting to please ID this arum captured near Devgad, Maharashtra in May 2014.
Is this Amorphophallus commutatus? We ate a vegetable made out of this. 
Yes this seems to be A.commutatus commonly known as shevla in Marathi.
Often sold in local market as vegetable.
Yes, Amorphophallus commutatus. Usually it comes out under mango tree.
Yes, ..., these were under the mango trees and lots of them too....
Any particular reason for this?


Attached are pictures of Amorphophallus commutatus captured from Konkan, Maharashtra in May 2014.
This has been earlier posted on this forum.

Came across this herb at CBD Hills.
Bot Name: Amorphophallus commutatus
Family: Araceae
Date/Time: 12-06-2010/ 09:00AM
Location: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai

Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb

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Araceae, Arecaceae and Zingiberaceae Fortnight: Araceae-::Amorphophallus commutatus at CBD Belapur Hills :: PKA18: : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).
Sharing few photographs of Amorphophallus commutatus (Family: Araceae).
Location: CBD Belapur Hills, Navi Mumbai.

Very good photographs ...


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Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. campanulatus : 9 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (6)
Was at my farm at Shahapur over the weekend (June'2010). Amorphophallus paeoniifolius var. campanulatus was flowering. Sending a few photographs.
Eager to know about the climber having heart shaped leaves in picture no.5. Is it Dioscorea or Giloi or anything else?
It is Dioscorea bulbifera. The local name is Kadu Karanda

Amorphophallus  - devil's tongue
Such a beautiful plant, adorable.
But then, why the name - devil's tongue. Is it found in a haunted
place.. 
Appears similar to ... images of Amorphophallus commutatus (Schott) Engl. at efi thread
Pl. confirm
Affirmative. My mistake. It is Amorphophallus commutatus.
I am totally baffled about how people can mistake such a species for Am. paeoniifolius!! It is indeed A. commutatus.
The name A. paeoniifolius var. campanulatus is another nonsense name (see my publications on this, Flora of China / Flora of Thailand)). 


 
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Nagla forest ... part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Elevation range: sea level to about 600 ft asl ... July 2, 2011
Could this be a familiar sight of Amorphophallus commutatus ?

Yes to me also appear close to images at Amorphophallus commutatus

 
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167-TSP-ID-16SEP2018-1 plant at Agumbe for ID : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Kindly examine and identify this plant  

Habit:  Shrub 

Habitat:Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Agumbe, Karnataka, 

Date:05-08-2016




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