Indianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Suksathan & Borchs.
- Common Name: White Indianthus
- Family: Marantaceae Peterson
- Synonym(s): Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe
- Country of Origin: S. India, Sri Lanka, Andaman Is.
- Habitat: swampy areas and along the banks of the water streams
- Description: A perennial rhizomatous herbaceous species, evergreen, that forms thick tufts with simple, thin, 1,5-4 m tall stems. The leaves on an about 1 cm long petiole, are distichous, lanceolate, with entire margin and cuspidate apex, of bright green colour, coriaceous, 15-45 cm long and 4-15 cm broad. Panicle terminal inflorescences up to about 50 cm long, dichotomous, with thin ramifications and white flowers, odourless, in pair, subtended by a green lanceolate bract, about 4 cm long and 0,5 cm broad. Deciduous sepals, short, lanceolate with pointed apex, corolla with tube shorter than the sepals and 3 oblong lobes, 2 outer ovate), and broadly tapering to each end; wider than oblanceolate.">obovate petaloid staminodia, about 1,5 cm long, the inner ones being smaller and trilocular ovary. The fruits are obovoid berries of green colour.4
- Accession # 201900211
- Source: Kress Collection, SI#1994848
Rcvd as Schumannianthus virgatus (Roxb.) Rolfe
Kress, W. J., Bordelon, M.
ex hort., United States: Hawaii
Univ. of H., Manoa Valley.
17 Nov 1994
- Accession Date: 07-10-2019
- Bench: 3204 - ZING:tbd
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 12-16-2022
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: commelinids
- Order: Zingiberales
- Family: Marantaceae
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Monday, 15 July, 2019.
- WCSP (2019). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Monday, 15 July, 2019.
- Image #00 (cropped) & #01, #02 (original) (as Schumannianthus virgatus) used with the permission of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 10th and Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, DC 20560-0193. Last accessed on Monday, 15 July, 2019.
- Monaco Nature Encyclopedia. Last accessed on Wednesday, 29 January, 2020.
- Flowers of India. Last accessed on Wednesday, 29 January, 2020.
data regenerated on Tue, 21 Feb 2023 11:56:37 -0500 [bcm v4.0]