Hydrocotyle javanica Thunberg

 
  • Family : APIACEAE
    (CARROT or CORIANDER or PARSLEY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydrocotyle javanica Thunb.
  • Vernacular name : Vaite-kala, Vella-vaite (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1300m, in shady and moist places like shola floors, stream banks and rotting wood.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-May
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Africa & Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). 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=Hydrocotyle javanica. Downloaded on 16 June 2019.

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