Polypleurum wallichii (R.Br. ex Griff.) Warm.

    (River Weed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : PODOSTEMON FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PODOSTEMACEAE
  • Basionym : Podostemum wallichii R. Br. ex Griff.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polypleurum wallichii (R.Br. ex Griff.) Warm.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : On rocks along streams
  • Comments / notes : An annual aquatic herb found growing on submerged rocks in swift-flowing streams
  • Key identification features : Plant is thalloid, fleshy, more or less creeping, attached to the rocks
  • Flower, Fruit : November-March
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • Native : Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand
  • World Distribution : India, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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=Polypleurum wallichii. Downloaded on 8 August 2022.


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