Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle

 
  • Family : HYDROCHARITACEAE
    (FROG'S-BIT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocharitaceae
  • Basionym : Serpicula verticillata L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle
  • Common name : Hydrilla
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Stagnant ponds
  • Comments / notes : Submerged herb; often on plains in ponds, marshes and tanks.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Satara district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Common in Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district
  • Native : Old World tropics
  • World Distribution : Old World tropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Hydrilla verticillata. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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