Hydrocotyle javanica Thunberg

  • Family : APIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Species : Hydrocotyle javanica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocotyle javanica Thunb.
  • Key identification features : A prostrate herb; stem succulent, sparsely pilose. Flowers white to greenish in colour. Umbels fascilcled. Schizocarp glabrous. Mericarp with obscure primary rib.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • Comments : On hills above 1300 m, in shady and moist places like shola floor, stream banks and rotting wood etc.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia, & Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Hydrocotyle javanica. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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