Bergia capensis L.

 
  • Family : ELATINACEAE
    (Waterwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ELATINE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ELATINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bergia capensis L.
  • Vernacular name : Nandu kollupu chedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Fallow lands, paddy fields and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Along banks of ponds and lakes, also paddy fields
  • Key identification features : Succulent marsh herb, rooting at the nodes. Stem reddish, constricted at the nodes.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Nanded district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Madurai district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Salem district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Iraq, Caucasus, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Java
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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 capensis. Downloaded on 8 July 2020.

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