Aponogeton natans (L.) Engl. & Kr.

    (Aponogeton Or Cape-Pondweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : APONOGETON FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APONOGETONACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aponogeton natans (L.) Engl. & K.Krause
  • Common name : Floating lace Plant, Drifting Sword Plant
  • Vernacular name : Paruakizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Common in stagnant, shallow water, paddy fields
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Dharwad district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Thane district, Yavatmal district
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Tropical Asia, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore
  • 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 natans. Downloaded on 26 June 2022.

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