Anagallis pumila Swartz

 
  • Family : PRIMULACEAE
    (PRIMROSE FAMILY OR PRIMULA FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Species : Anagallis pumila
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Anagallis pumila Swartz
  • Key identification features : An erect slender herb. Leaves are subsessile, alternate or the lower subopposite, broadly ovate or obovate, acute to mucronate at tip. Flowers are axillary, solitary. Corolla is white, rotate, shorter than the calyx. Ovary is globose. Fruit is a globose capsule, membranous, circumsceissile. Seeds are many, trigonous and black.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-February
  • Comments : On hills above 800 m, on moist slopes, stream banks and fallow fields etc.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolar district (Karnataka State); Bison Hills (East Godavari district), Chintapalli (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Africa, Himalaya, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Timor, Australia, Tropical America
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Anagallis pumila. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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