Aponogeton echinatus Roxb.

 
  • Family : APONOGETONACEAE
    (APONOGETON or CAPE-PONDWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Aponogetonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aponogeton crispus Thunb.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : In ponds and ditches
  • Comments / notes : Anchored hydrophyte with floating leaves in stagnant water
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Chittoor district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
    • Maharashtra : Ratnagiri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Theerthamalai Hills (Dharmapuri district)
  • World Distribution : India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere
  • 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=Aponogeton echinatus. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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