Hydrophylax maritima L. f.

 
  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (MADDER or COFFEE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hydrophylax maritima L.f.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Coastal areas
  • Comments / notes : Common on sea shores and deltas of sand
  • Key identification features : A perennial herb; stems prostrate, rooting at the modes. Leaves opposite, sessile, elliptic to elliptic-oblong or spathulate. Flowers lilac, axillary, solitar. Calyx glabrous. Corolla funnel-shaped with a ring of hairs within. Fruit oblong, corky, tapered at both ends. Seeds 2, linear-oblong
  • Flower, Fruit : March-November
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2009
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district
  • World Distribution : Sea-coasts of India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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=Hydrophylax maritima. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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