Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl

 
  • Family : HYDROPHYLLACEAE
    (Waterleaf Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KOLIARY FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : HYDROLEACEAE
  • Basionym : Nama zeylanica L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydrolea zeylanica (L.) Vahl
  • Vernacular name : Neeli nakshatralu, Pedda ponnaganti (Telugu); Balluballua, Languliya, Balluballua-kashindri (Oria); Vellol (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wet places
  • Flower, Fruit : August-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Koraput district, Ganjam district, DP, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : Erode district
  • Native : Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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 (1). 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=Hydrolea zeylanica. Downloaded on 30 November 2020.

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