Rotala rotundifolia (Roxb.) Koehne

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (LOOSE-STRIFE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Basionym : Ammannia rotundifolia Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Rotala rotundifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Koehne
  • Vernacular name : Painlatkana (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along streams and marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on moist places and margins of lakes above 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • World Distribution : South and Southeast Asia, Japan, China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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.
  • 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=Rotala rotundifolia. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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