Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) Kuntze

    (Pogbean Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KUMUDINI FAMILY (कुमुदीनी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : MENYANTHACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Nymphoides cristata (Roxb.) Kuntze
  • Vernacular name : Tagarmul, Kumuda, Ghainchu (Hindi); Anthara thamara, Pitta kaluva, Allitamara, Kukka tamara (Telugu); Kumudini (Marathi); Cherutherrambel, Neythel (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ditches in grasslands and ponds
  • Comments / notes : On plains in ponds and slow-flowing rivers, deeply rooted in the marsh and leaves floating with petioles.
  • Key identification features : Aquatic
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Common
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Malesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; 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=Nymphoides cristata. Downloaded on 7 December 2021.

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