Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (FIGWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linderniaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lindernia antipoda (L.) Alston
  • Vernacular name : Neella pundu (Telugu); Phannipoondu, Thannipoondu (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Near water courses
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist and damp soil growing amongst grasses. More often gregarious on marshes after rains.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, Nellore district, Vizianagaram district, Guntur district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • Native : Tropical Asia
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka through Malesia, Northern Australia, Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Lindernia antipoda. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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