Hygrophila balsamica (L.f.) Rafin

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved name
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Plains and cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains in low-lying clayey soil, on moist ground by watercourses, irrigation canals, particular in harvested fields
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Gajapati district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Hygrophila balsamica. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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