Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) Raven

 
  • Family : ONAGRACEAE
    (Evening-Primrose Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : OENOTHERA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : ONAGRACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ludwigia octovalvis (Jacq.) P.H.Raven
  • Common name : Primrose Willow
  • Vernacular name : Banlumga (Hindi); Bavakula (Kannada); Bhulavangah, Dakichak (Sanskrit); Sevangachedi (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 400m in perennially moist places like marshes, ponds and along river banks.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Vishakapatnam district, West Godavari district, Anantapur district, East Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Bidar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Odisha : All Wet places
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Dindigul district, Namakkal district, Dharmapuri district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • World Distribution : Tropics of the World
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere
  • 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=Ludwigia octovalvis. Downloaded on 2 April 2020.

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