IBIS-Flora

Angiosperm Flora of India

Acorus calamus L.

Linn. Sp. Pl. 324 ; leaves 3-6 ft. midrib stout. Roxb. Fl. Ind. ii. 169 ; Don Prodr. 21 ; Wall. Cat. 196 ; Grah. Cat. Bomb. Pl. 230 ; Dalz. & Gibs. Bomb. Fl. Suppl. 96 ; Thw. Enum. 337 ; Griff. Notul. iii. 157 ; Ic. Pl. Asiat. t. 162. Engler Arac. 217. A. Griffithii and nilaghirensis, Schott in OEstr. Bot. Zeitschr. (1858), 357, and (1859), 101 ; Prodr. 580, and 579. A. Belangeri, Schott in Ann. Mus. Lugd. Bat. i. 284. A. Casia, Bertol. Pl. Nuov. Asiat. ii. (1865), 8.—Rheede Hort. Mal. xi. t. 48.

Throughout INDIA, and CEYLON, in marshes, wild or cult., ascending the Himalaya to 6000 ft. in Sikkim. DISTRIB. north, temp, and warm regions.

Rootstock very aromatic. Leaves 3-6 ft. by 2/3-1.1/4 in., margins waved. Peduncle 1/8-3/8 in. broad. Spathe 6-30 in. long. Spadix 2-4 in. 1/2-3/4 in. diam., slightly curved. Sepals about equalling the ovary.—Sweet Flag.

BookTaxonWithAuth: 
Acorus calamus L.
BookAuthor: 
J.D.Hooker
Book: 
The Flora of British India
Publisher: 
State For India In Council.
BookVolNo: 
6
BookPage: 
555
BookYear: 
1894
Term name: 
Fri, 2014-03-07 14:44 -- admin
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