Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T.Anderson

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (Acanthus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ARUSA FAMILY (अडूसा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ACANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hygrophila polysperma (Roxb.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Dwarf Hygrophila
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along the banks of rivers
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Collection Locality : Dhawaleswar, Cuttack District; Lulung, Mayurbhanj District
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dharwad district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Cuttack district
  • Native : Tropical and temperate Asia, naturalized in Northern America
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
  • 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 polysperma. Downloaded on 5 April 2020.

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