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
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.