Wildflower: Typhonium trilobatum

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Ratna Ghosh

Oct 8, 2010, 12:03:26 PM10/8/10
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Scientific Name:  Typhonium trilobatum
Common Name(Beng):  Ghetkachu, Kharkon
Family:  Araceae
Flowering:  June-October
Location:  BGarden, Sibpur,WBengal

Ratna Ghosh

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Typhoneum trilobatum flowering.JPG

tanay bose

Oct 8, 2010, 3:57:33 PM10/8/10
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Nice catch Ratna Di,
I think this is not eaten in Bengal

Tanay Bose
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J.M. Garg

Oct 10, 2010, 12:17:31 AM10/10/10
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Both tubers and leaves of this plant are edible and the tubers have medicinal value.

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Muthu Karthick

Oct 11, 2010, 6:49:21 AM10/11/10
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Nice to see this plant.
This has been identified for the first time in TN at IIT-M, Chennai campus on Apr 2008 and been published in '200+ Plants of IIT-M' by Dr. Ranjit et. al.
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