Lindernia hyssopoides (L.) Haines

 
  • Family : SCROPHULARIACEAE
    (FIGWORT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linderniaceae
  • Basionym : Gratiola hyssopioides L.
  • Synonym(s) : Ilysanthes hyssopioides (L.) Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lindernia hyssopoides (L.) Haines
  • Vernacular name : Papata janumu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Small ponds and marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1500m forming dense mats, in perennially moist places, especially watercourses in arable lands.
  • Key identification features : Glandular
  • Flower, Fruit : September-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Belagavi district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kolar district, Mysuru district, Shivamogga district, Udupi district, Tumakuru district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Kalhandi district, Koraput district, Rayagada district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district
  • World Distribution : India, Southeast Asia, Malesia, China
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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.; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere 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=Lindernia hyssopoides. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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