Ammannia baccifera subsp. aegyptica (Willd.) Koehne

  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species : Ammannia baccifera
  • Subspecies : aegyptica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ammannia aegyptiaca Willd.
  • Key identification features : Decumbent or erect herb up to 50 cm tall, usually much branched. The branches are ascending and shorter than the main axis. Leaves are simple, opposite, with leaf-blades linear. Cymes are compact, globose, sessile and flowers are solitary. Petals are minute or absent. Capsule is globose, three valved, bright red to purple in colour. Seeds are globose, bright red.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Comments : Occasional above 500 m, especially along river beds.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia, Southern Europe, Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. baccifera subsp. aegyptica. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

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