18 Aug 2015

Flowering Plants of Kerala: Peace Lily

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Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta or Angiosperms – Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocots
Subclass: Arecidae
Order: Arales
Family: Araceae (The Arum family)
Botanical name: Spathiphyllum wallisii
Common Name: Peace Lily, White Sails
Habit: Perennial Herb

Anthurium and Spathiphyllum are popular indoor houseplants. The flowers of Spathiphyllum are unusual consisting of a finger-like floral column (spadix) surrounded by a large white sail-shaped leaf (spathe). The attractive creamy white blooms are long lasting. 

peace lily
peace lily
peace lily
peace lily
peace lily
peace lily
peace lily

The above pictures were taken with Nikon Coolpix. Please click on each picture to get the full view. Location: My garden at Kottayam, Kerala

Further Reading:

Flowers of India

1 comment:

  1. Very nice and informative... Thanks for sharing :)

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