Euryale ferox Salisb.

 
  • Family : NYMPHAEACEAE
    (WATER-LILY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Nymphaeaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Euryale ferox Salisb.
  • Common name : Fox-nut, Gorgon fruit
  • Vernacular name : Makhana (Hindi); Melluni padmamu (Telugu); Kanta padma (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Aquatic
  • Comments / notes : Found in freshwater tanks and lakes. Seeds are roasted and eaten
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1.pp.42.
  • 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=Euryale ferox. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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