Pistia stratiotes L.

  • Family : ARACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Araceae
  • Species : Pistia stratiotes
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pistia stratiotes L.
  • Common name : Water Lettuce, Tropical Duck-weed
  • Vernacular name : Jal Khumbi, Takapana (Hin.); Antharai-dhaman, Niru buduki, Anthara thamara (Tel.); Baujhau ghe, Paani tamaro, Bora jhanji (Ori.); Jalakumbhee (San.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : May-February
  • Comments : Often in plains to about 1000 m, occurring profusely in still waters of tanks, etc.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • World Distribution : Tropics & sub-tropics of the World
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). 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=Pistia stratiotes. Downloaded on 4 March 2024.


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