Najas minor All.

 
  • Family : NAJADACEAE
    (NAIADE or WATER-NYMPH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocharitaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Najas minor All.
  • Common name : Slender-leaved naiad, Water-nymph
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Ponds and pools
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to about 1300m. More common on hills.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Hassan district,Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Malappuram district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical and temperate Asia, Europe, North Africa, Japan, Pegu, Malesia
  • 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. ; 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; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Bangalore
  • 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 minor. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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