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  • 10 May, 2020

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Cobra Lily

Cobra Lily

  • The incredibly rare Arisaema translucent, more commonly known as the cobra lily, was recently rediscovered in the western Nilgiris after 84 years.
  • They can be found only in a small area measuring less than 10 square kilometres in the Nilgiris.
  • The Toda tribals of the Nilgiris, who know the plant well, have an embroidery motif known as the ‘podwarshk’, which resembles it.
  • The indigenous community could predict the early arrival of monsoon from the blooming of the cobra lily's ‘translucens’.
  • Prized for their beauty around the world, cobra lilies are at even greater risk of extinction from the commercial trade in exotic plants.

Source: AIR


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