Bergia ammannioides Roxb.

 
  • Family : ELATINACEAE
    (WATERWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Elatinaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bergia ammannioides Roxb. ex Roth
  • Vernacular name : Nandi kallu soppu (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : River beds, fallow fields, low-lying areas and coastal sandy wetlands
  • Comments / notes : Plains from the coast to 900m, in clayey soil
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Kalhandi district, Boudh district, Subarnapur district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, Afghanistan, Persia, Tropical Asia, Sri Lanka to South China, Formosa and Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI.; 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; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Bergia ammannioides. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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