Limnophyton obtusifolium (L.) Miq.

    (Water-Plantain Or Arrowhead Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : ALISMA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : ALISMATACEAE
  • Basionym : Sagittaria obtusifolia L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Limnophyton obtusifolium (L.) Miq.
  • Common name : Arrow Head
  • Vernacular name : Nalkut (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In margins of tanks. Often on hills from 350m, in stagnant ponds and marshes
  • Comments / notes : Latex milky, sparse, drying sticky.
  • Flower, Fruit : December-August
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kadapa district, Anantapur district, Nellore district, Prakasam district
    • Telangana : Adilabad district, Nizamabad district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Asia, Africa
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Madagascar through Southeast Asia to Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; 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. obtusifolium. Downloaded on 3 December 2021.

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