Blyxa octandra (Roxb.) Planch. ex. Thwaites

 
  • Family : HYDROCHARITACEAE
    (FROG'S-BIT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocharitaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Vallisneria octandra Roxb.; Blyxa roxburghii Rich.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Blyxa octandra (Roxb.) Planch. ex Thwaites
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Stagnant pools, ponds and in flooded paddy fields
  • Comments / notes : Submerged weed
  • Flower, Fruit : June-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Bhandara district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Pune district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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=Blyxa octandra. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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