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Striped Cobra Lily

Arisaema costatum


Striped Cobra Lily is a distinctive cobra lily with a dark purple hood with white stripes, 8-12 cm long. The blade is down-curved ending in a tail-like tip, 1-4 cm long. A long thread-like appendage comes out of the throat, 15-45 cm long. The three large leaflets have numerous parallel veins. They are elliptic to ovate, 10-20 cm long. The flowering stem is greenish, up to 40 cm tall, shorter than the leaves. Striped Cobra Lily is found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 2000-2600 m. Flowering: May-June.


Western Himalayas.

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Harsha Singh
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Harsha Singh

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.50, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Jul 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

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