Ludwigia prostrata Roxb.

  • Family : ONAGRACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Onagraceae
  • Species : Ludwigia prostrata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ludwigia prostrata Roxb.
  • Key identification features : Branchlets are angled, winged. Leaves are ovate-lanceolate, subacuminate, cuneate turning brown on drying.Flowers are solitary or in clusters, subsessile. Calyx persistent. Corolla yellow. Fruit is a capsule, linear or curved. Seeds are striped with brown lines.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-March
  • Comments : Common on hills of Eastern Ghats.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Rampa Hills (East Godavari district), Nallamalai Hills (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Bhadrak district, Sundargarh district, Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Andaman & Nicobar Island (India), Tropical South-East Asia and Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. prostrata. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.


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