Limnophila heterophylla (Roxb.) Benth.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Plantaginaceae
  • Species : Limnophila heterophylla
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Limnophila heterophylla (Roxb.) Benth.
  • Key identification features : An aquatic plant with leaves partially submerged, pinnatifid and the emergent leaves are simple and lanceolate. Stem is rooting at lower nodes. Flowers are in simple spikes, ebracteate, pink in colour.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Comments : Occasional in ponds, pools, shallow stagnant water near streams, etc.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : West Godavari district, Anantapur district (Andhra Pradesh State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district), Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Taiwan, China, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; 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. heterophylla. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.


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