Limnophila chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Plantaginaceae
  • Species : Limnophila chinensis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Limnophila chinensis (Osbeck) Merr.
  • Key identification features : A small hirsute herb with stem rather spongy and rooting at nodes below. Leaves are penninerved, elliptic-obovate, punctate, serrulate and submerged leaves are not dissected. Flowers are axillary and pedicelled. Calyx is striate subtended by 2 bracteoles. Corolla is tinged with purple.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-January
  • Comments : Common in marsh from 1000 m onwards.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State); Chittoor Hills, Sapparla Hills (Visakhapatnam district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Myanmar, Malesia, Northern Australia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4 ; 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. chinensis. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.



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