Ludwigia adscendens (L.) Hara

  • Family : ONAGRACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Onagraceae
  • Species : Ludwigia adscendens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ludwigia adscendens (L.) H. Hara
  • Common name : Water Primrose
  • Vernacular name : Jagal (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : An aquatic herb with stems rooting at nodes, hollow and floating on water. Leaves are alternate, obovate, rounded at apex, base narrowed into petiole. Flowers are solitary, axillary, up to 2.2 cm across. Fruit is a cylindrical capsule with a persistent calyx.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Comments : A sub-aquatic herb, occasional in plains in still waters, perennial ponds and marshes to 1100 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Visakhapatnam district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Chittoor district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : Continental Asia, through Malesia and Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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. adscendens. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.


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