Hedyotis brachypoda (DC.) Sivar. & Biju

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
    (Madder Or Coffee Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : COFFEE FAMILY (कॉफी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : RUBIACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Oldenlandia brachypoda DC.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Common in wet low lands and also as weed in cultivated fields
  • Key identification features : A diffuse or prostrate glabrous herb, often rooting at nodes. Leaves linear-lanceolate, acute. Flowers white, usually solitary, rarely 2 together, sessile. Capsule subglobose, didymous, opening at the apex.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; 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=Hedyotis brachypoda. Downloaded on 1 December 2023.

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