Arisaema intermedium tuber pen and ink on Bristol board
Arisaema intermedium tuber pen and ink on Bristol board A4

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Arisaema intermedium tuber

Pen and ink on Bristol board, unframed


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An original pen and ink illustration of an Arisaema intermedium tuber.

Botanical details

Common name: Blume’s Cobra Lily Section Arisaema Type: A. speciosum (Wall.) Mart. ex Schott

A. intermedium is distinctive by its velvety dull green leaves, it has a green infloresence with white stripes and veins appearing below the foliage. The spathe limb is typically longer than the spathe tube and tapers like an arrow.

Deciduous, to 60cm tall and wide, distribution through NW India, NE India and Nepal, preferring forests at high altitude, 2700 – 3700m. Flowering period May to June, ripening September to October.

“The Genus Arisaema, A Monograph for Botanist and Nature Lovers“, Guy and Liliane Gusman, 2006, A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G. “Himalayan Cobra-lilies (Arisaema) Their Botany and Culture”, Udai C. Pradhan, 1990, Primulaceae Books, Himalayan Plant Journal, Kalimpong-734301, Darjeeling, Gorka Hill Council, West Bengal, India.

© Marianne Hazlewood