Ammannia baccifera L.

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (LOOSE-STRIFE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ammannia baccifera L.
  • Common name : Blistering ammania
  • Vernacular name : Kuranta (Hindi); Kallurive (Kannada); Neermel neruppu, Kalluruvi, Neermulli (Tamil); Ramdauni (Oria); Agni garba (Sanskrit); Kalluruvi, Kalluravanchi, Neerummel-neruppa (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Paddy fields and wetlands
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist plains, along low-lying marshes, fallow fields and river banks from 500 to 1000m
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Anantapur district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Common near moist places
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Southern Europe, Central Asia, Himalayas, India to China, Malaysia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 - Sringeri; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Flora of Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Flora of Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Flora of Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Flora of Davanagere; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India
  • 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=Ammannia baccifera. Downloaded on 20 October 2019.

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