Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau

 
  • Family : ALISMATACEAE
    (WATER-PLANTAIN or ARROWHEAD FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Alismataceae
  • Synonym(s) : Damasonium flavum (L.) Mill.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Limnocharis flava (L.) Buchenau
  • Common name : Water cabbage
  • Vernacular name : Nagapola (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Marshy areas and paddy fields.
  • Comments / notes : Introduced to South East
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • World Distribution : Tropical and Sub-tropical America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Nayar, T. S., et al, 2006. Flowering plants of Kerala, A hand book
  • 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=Limnocharis flava. Downloaded on 20 June 2019.

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