Nymphoides indica (L.) Kuntze

 
  • Family : MENYANTHACEAE
    (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 indica (L.) Kuntze
  • Common name : Floating hearts
  • Vernacular name : Barachuli (Hindi); Chinnambel, Panchi, Thakaram (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ditches and ponds
  • Comments / notes : Usually in ponds on plains and tanks.
  • Key identification features : Aquatic
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Kurnool district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Common
  • Native : Pantropical
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • 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; 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=Nymphoides indica. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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