It is a composite fruit of an aroid, but umlikely an Arisaema, which
grows at an higher altitude not in Duars of N.Bengal.
On Jun 18, 8:33 pm, Sushmita Jha <sushmitas...@gmail.com
> Thank you very much for your help, Meena.
> Sushmita Jha
> On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Meena Subramaniam <kodaif...@rediffmail.com
> > wrote:
> > The fruit of Arisaema spp. or an Aroid( aroidaceae) for sure.
> > On Thu, 18 Jun 2009 18:08:48 +0530 wrote
> > >Dear all,
> > >Photographed during my North Bengal trip last Sept/Oct. I believe this is
> > >quite prevalent in the North East also and if I recall correctly, in my
> > >childhood when my parents had stopped the car to have a picnic lunch
> > during
> > >a road journey from Delhi to Jorhat, I ran into the forest side and
> > plucked
> > >one of these fruits (which was fully ripe and therefore bright red) and I
> > >remember loosing the sensation in my right had for about a month. Is
> > anyone
> > >aware of this fruit causing this symptom? Also, an ID would be much
> > >appreciated.
> > >Thanks.
> > >Sushmita Jha
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