Botanical name: Corynandra elegans Family: Cleomaceae (Spider Flower family)
Elegant Spider-Flower is a new species of Corynandra from Konkan region of Maharashtra, discovered in 2016. The generic name Corynandra means club-shaped stamens. The new species differs from Celandine Spider Flower by its perennial habit, presence of root suckers, 3-5 foliate basal leaves, flower 5-9 cm across, petals up to 4.5 cm long, stamens up to 250, capsule beak 814 mm long, seed testa with blunt tubercles and open, deep cleft.
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The flower labeled Elegant Spider-Flower is ...