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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Areae
Genus: Theriophonum
Theriophonum distribution.svg
Range of the genus Theriophonum

Theriophonum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. It is found only in India and Sri Lanka.[1][2] The genus is closely related to Typhonium. The only apparent difference between the two is in how many ovules each have and the overall size of the plants. Typhoniums are bigger than Theriophonum.[3]

  1. Theriophonum dalzellii Schott - western India
  2. Theriophonum danielii Rajakumar, Selvak., S.Murug. & Chellap - southern India
  3. Theriophonum fischeri Sivad. - Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  4. Theriophonum infaustum N.E.Br. - Kerala
  5. Theriophonum manickamii Murugan & K.Natarajan - Tamil Nadu
  6. Theriophonum minutum (Willd.) Baill. - central and southern India, Sri Lanka
  7. Theriophonum sivaganganum (Ramam. & Sebastine) Bogner - Tamil Nadu


  1. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Govaerts, R. & Frodin, D.G. (2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae): 1-560. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  3. ^ Bown, Demi (2000). Aroids: Plants of the Arum Family. Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-485-7.