Elatine ambigua Wight

 
  • Family : ELATINACEAE
    (WATERWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Elatinaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Elatine ambigua Wight
  • Common name : Asian Waterwort
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along river banks and paddy fields
  • Key identification features : Prostrate herb, grows in patches on mud
  • Flower, Fruit : February-April
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : NA
    • Maharashtra : Common
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : Cosmopoliton
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1; 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=Elatine ambigua. Downloaded on 15 December 2019.

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