Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H.Hara

 
  • Family : HYDROCHARITACEAE
    (FROG'S-BIT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocharitaceae
  • Basionym : Physkium natans Lour.
  • Synonym(s) : Vallisneria spiralis sensu Hook.f. 1888, non L. 1753.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Vallisneria natans (Lour.) H.Hara
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Pools and ponds
  • Comments / notes : Submerged herb, Often in plains to 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Sambalpur district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district
  • Native : Often in plains in spiral peduncles.
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Vallisneria natans. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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