Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T.Anderson

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Hygrophila polysperma
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Dwarf Hygrophila
  • Key identification features : Aquatic floating or submerged herbs found growing in small running water bodies.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Native : Tropical & Temperate Asia
  • Comments : Occasional in moist places, especially along river banks.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Distribution Locality : Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam; Naturalized North America
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
  • 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=Hygrophila polysperma. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.


All fields are required

Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in.