Drosera indica L.

  • Family : DROSERACEAE
    (Sundew Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANDULESSA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : DROSERACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Drosera indica L.
  • Common name : Shield Sundew
  • Vernacular name : Kanmara mogga (Telugu); Theeppullu, Akara-puda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wet areas in moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  • Comments / notes : Insectivorous. Common in moist places of foothills and along water bodies associated sometimes with Eriocaulon spp. & Utricularia spp.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Dharwad district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Japan, New Guinea, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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=Drosera indica. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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