Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms

 
  • Family : PONTEDERIACEAE
    (PICKEREL-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Pontederiaceae
  • Basionym : Pontederia hastata L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Monochoria hastata (L.) Solms
  • Common name : Leaf Pondweed
  • Vernacular name : Niru tamara (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Water bodies
  • Comments / notes : In margins of fresh water pools, ponds and wet rice fields
  • Flower, Fruit : April-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district, Bidar district, Tumakuru district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Pune district, Solapur district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara.
  • 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=Monochoria hastata. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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