Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : COMMELINACEAE
  • Basionym : Commelina nudiflora L.
  • Synonym(s) : Aneilema nudiflorum (L.) R. Br.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Murdannia nudiflora (L.) Brenan
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Grasslands and moist places of plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 750m on perennially moist rocks or on exposed rocks with thin layer of soil; less in scrub jungles on plains.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy; Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 15-11-2014; 26-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-240; HJCB-0199
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli forest, Anantapur (AP); Papavinasam, Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district, Hassan district, Mysuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Davanagare district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Bengaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Chitradurga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Amravati district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : India, Himalayas, Myanmar, China, Japan, Malesia, Nepal, Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1010; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; 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=Murdannia nudiflora. Downloaded on 25 February 2021.

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