Ceratophyllum demersum L.

 
  • Family : CERATOPHYLLACEAE
    (Hornwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : SEVAR FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CERATOPHYLLACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceratophyllum demersum L.
  • Common name : Hornwort
  • Vernacular name : Sevar (Hindi); Hunde (Kannada); Salvah (Sanskrit); Kaimbayal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Water ditches in deciduous forests and Shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Submerged aquatic herb
  • Flower, Fruit : May-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Sandhya Rani & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 23/11/2009
  • Collection Nos : FAP 37895
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Common in still waters
  • Native : Tropics and Sub-tropics
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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. ; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Ceratophyllum demersum. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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