Najas indica (Willd.) Cham.

 
  • Family : NAJADACEAE
    (NAIADE or WATER-NYMPH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocharitaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Najas indica (Willd.) Cham.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Submerged in stagnant fresh-water
  • Comments / notes : Aquatic and brackish water; free floating
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
    • Maharashtra : Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Raigad district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Common
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical continental Asia, Africa, Japan, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). 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=Najas indica. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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