Microcarpaea minima (J.Koenig ex Retz.) Merr.

    (Plantago Or Plantain Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LAHURIYA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PLANTAGINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Microcarpaea minima (K.D. Koenig ex Retz.) Merr.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Damp places
  • Comments / notes : Common in paddy fields after harvest and also in marshy places
  • Key identification features : A prostate herb; stem filiform, rooting at nodes
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3531, KFP 7844
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Mysuru district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Khurda district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, China, Japan, Myanmar, Malesia, Australia, Bangladesh
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : 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; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Microcarpaea minima. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.

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