Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Sphenocleaceae
  • Species : Sphenoclea zeylanica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sphenoclea zeylanica Gaertn.
  • Common name : Crab's eye
  • Vernacular name : Nandu kannu, Mudhalaippoondu (Tam.); Pani mircho (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Comments : Occasional on plains in low-lying marshy ground by river banks. Abundant weed of paddy fields, fallow lands etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Kanchipuram district (Tamil Nadu State); Srikakulam district, East Godavari district (Andhra Pradesh State); Ganjam district, Puri district, Cuttack district (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Central Asia, Tropical Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, South-East China to Myanmar, Taiwan, Malesia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Sphenoclea zeylanica. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.


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